Ammo Question

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Hurryin Hoosier, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Hurryin Hoosier

    Hurryin Hoosier

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    For general target practice and plinking, what 9mm ammo do most of you use? 115 grain ball or 124 grain ball?
     
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    I make my own, but I carry 124, so I practice 124.
     
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    For fun, I shoot what ever I can get the most of at the best price.
     
  4. MajorD

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    115 tends to be the cheapest for high volume shooting ( often found at some big box stores for around $10 a box) I have always found my pistols shoot 124 a bit more accurately but for most purposes the 115 will do fine. Some new guns especially gen 4 seem to need a bit of break in with 124 before they will run 115 grain reliably
     
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    ECHO!
     
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    KWalrad No Wire Hangers!

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    This.
     
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    9x45 Millennium Member

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    Yea, 124s, I make my own also, but for carry, the Win SXT 127s +P+. The old Black Talons.

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    sciolist On the Border

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    Most of my 9mm is 147. I load my match ammo with 150, and my carry ammo is 147. I very rarely use 124 for steel, basically just substituting the bullet and keeping the charge, which puts me down at around 110 PF.

    About 98% of the bullets coming out of my guns right now are 147's. There is a substantial difference between 147 and 124 in terms of muzzle control, all else equal. Add to that the fact that 124 is often loaded with slower powder, and the difference is quite large. And 115 is crazy flippy at the same PF. I think of 115 as an open bullet.
     
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    Because I prefer 124-grain JHP for self-defense I try to find range ammo in that weight, although not always successful. If I can't find the mid-weight range ammo I am happy to shoot 115-grain FMJ.
     
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    This^^^^
    It's usually 115-gr stuff from Freedom Munitions.
     
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    I shoot the "grainage" of my carry ammo or the closest. I have yet to find 135 gr. 9mm practice ammo.
     
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    115 just because that is by far most readily available.
     
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    124 for the most part, but I shoot suppressed a good bit so Ill pull out the 147's!
     
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    I like 147's best ... but shoot a lot of 115 grain cause they are cheap by tonnage.
     
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    Cheaper stuff from Freedom Munitions.
     
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    124 gr,however I reload it. SJ 40
     
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    About half and half 115 and Speer Lawman 124. I use 124 for defense rounds (Speer Gold Dot JHP) and it seems to be the best for me. Have been trying out some Browning 147-grain at the range and it is really growing on me. The 115 is plentiful and mostly cheap from PMC, Independence, Blazer Brass, Fiocchi, Magtech, Armscor, Federal and Winchester. All good in my Walther P99 and my G43.
     
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    Mostly whatever I can get cheapest, but usually that's 115 gr.
     
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    I make my own, so for plinking, 115gr