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Offline J Mercurio

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What weight 9mm bullet is everyone using?
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:25:16 PM »
I use 125 grain bullets currently, and have tried the 135 gr.  For those who use 115 and or 147, what are your thoughts. pros and cons?

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Re: What weight 9mm bullet is everyone using?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 09:43:45 PM »
I'm using the Blue Bullets 147GR (actually 150) and I have no complaints. I use 2.9GR of titegroup, 129PF and it shoots soft and flat....
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Re: What weight 9mm bullet is everyone using?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 04:51:14 AM »
I use 124gr fmj bullets with 4.2gr of Win 231.  They come out of my SP-01 @ 1020 fps, nice for practice but low on the power factor.

Offline J Mercurio

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Re: What weight 9mm bullet is everyone using?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 07:31:46 PM »
I bought some Blue Bullets 147 grain to try.. I've heard others say they were 150 grain, but I weighed a handful and not one weighed more than 148.9, so I'm not sure why they say this,,  Anyway, so far the load I tired, 3.4 gr of N320 at 1.123 OAL seem to be very accurate.  My current 125 gr load chrono's at 138 PF, the new load is definitely softer, my guess is its around 132 PF.. I'm going to shoot a match this Sunday and will give an update after.

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Re: What weight 9mm bullet is everyone using?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 10:32:59 AM »
124 jhp. From precision delta

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Re: What weight 9mm bullet is everyone using?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 04:20:10 PM »
What do you want to do?
Action Pistol and major PF? 147+ gn bullet, plated or jacketed
Bullseye (accuracy is everything)? 115-121gn JHP
Cheap plinking? 115gn lead bullet of 0.357" diameter
Self-defense? I stick with 121-125gn JHPs