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Why certain grain bullets

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by jwagess, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. jwagess

    jwagess

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    For example 124 gr 9mm? Why not round it to 125 gr? What processs is involved in selecting a particular grain of bullet?
     
  2. JohnKSa

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    Who says that the guy who designed the 9mm was measuring bullet weight in grains? Maybe he was using grams as a weight measurement.
     

  3. Merkavaboy

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    Actually the original 9x19mm cartridge as designed by Georg Luger and loaded by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (headstamped: DWM K 480C K) was loaded with an 8 gram (123 grain) truncated cone flat point bullet (designated 278F). This was the loading that was used in the Thompson-LeGarde tests in 1904.