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Hornady Free Bullets: Help me choose

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Kwesi, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    I purchased a Hornady Magnum Sonic Cleaner & they are giving 100 free bullets. I load 9 and 10mm FMJ's & have no knowledge of the following:

    9mm .355 115 GR HP/XTP
    10mm .400 155 GR HP/XTP

    Any reason to choose one over the other? BTW: I would want to use either Power Pistol or Longshot. Alliant has a recipe with PP for the 9mm but not the 10.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. sellersm

    sellersm disciplinare

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    Whichever is the most expensive!!
     

  3. F106 Fan

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    That 155 gr bullet for 9mm seems pretty heavy. Maybe a typo?

    For the 115 gr bullet Hornady has a Power Pistol load of 4.8 gr 1000 fps MIN up to 6.7 gr 1250 fps MAX.

    For the 10mm, there is a 155 gr Power Pistol load in the Hornady manual - 8.4gr 1150 fps MIN and 10.0 gr 1350 fps MAX.

    It would be better to read it in the manual than accept the typing of a really old guy with marginal eyesight!

    I can get 9mm bullets anywhere so I think if I loaded for 10mm, that's what I would grab.

    Richard
     
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  4. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    My bad Richard. The 9mm's are 115 grain.
     
  5. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    I would just get the 115's for 9mm and call it good.
     
  6. michael e

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    For free the 10mm. 9 mm is easy to get and cheaper
     
  7. dkf

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    The 155gr .40 XTP are more expensive so that is what I would go with.

    My Lyman 49 manual has 155gr Silvertip JHP data for Power Pistol and 165gr FMJ with Power Pistol. Either should work ok. I figure you should have that manual but if you do not let me know and I will send data to you.

    Edit: (Link) http://www.handloads.com/loaddata/d...&Weight=155&type=Handgun&Order=Powder&Source=

    I do not know why there is not more 10mm data out for Power Pistol and Longshot. I would think both powders would work well in the 10.:dunno:
     
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  8. Breadman03

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    Exactly. You are getting a fixed quantity. Choose the one of greatest value.
     
  9. labdwakin

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    This.
     
  10. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    And the winner is 10mm. Thanks for your replies!
     
  11. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    I don't suppose the critical defense bullets are on there list?
     
  12. DoctaGlockta

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    I'm surprised that they are so limited with selection. I remember when I bought my LNL-AP they gave us a choice of 1000 of many different bullets. I ended up getting 150 grain 308 FMJBT.

    Almost made the press free.
     
  13. Kwesi

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    They do offer 10 different calibers.