124gr 9mm Nyclad??


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sniper7369
December 7, 2008, 01:21 PM
I picked up a box of Federal 124gr Nyclad 9mm ammo yesterday, my FLGS had one box hanging around that they gave me cheap. From what I read they have been discontinued for quite a while, but I was just wondering if these are any good for a SD round? If not I'll probably just shoot 'em up and use the brass for reloading something better.

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PO2Hammer
December 7, 2008, 01:29 PM
Nyclad! Now there's a blast from the past.

I was a big fan of Nyclad in .357 magnum years ago.

Basicly it's a plain lead HP with a skin of nylon, nothing special as a hollowpoint. Save for posterity or shoot 'em up for brass.

jonnyc
December 7, 2008, 01:46 PM
Great ammo. It's still my HD "bedstand" load. Did you get the HP or the flat tip?

sniper7369
December 7, 2008, 07:43 PM
Great ammo. It's still my HD "bedstand" load. Did you get the HP or the flat tip?
I got the HP. Seems like it would expand pretty well if it's a soft lead bullet with just a nylon jacket. I might hang onto some of it to keep in my 3904 "garage gun".

2TransAms
December 7, 2008, 11:24 PM
I've got some in .38. The coating makes the barrel super easy to clean.

Stephen A. Camp
December 8, 2008, 12:47 AM
Hello. Federal's 9mm 124-gr. Nyclad HP usually feeds well in most autos and expanded pretty reliably. They group nicely in my experience with them in Hi Powers, SIG-Sauers, HK P7's and CZ-75's.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/hipowersandhandguns/Ammunition/9mmFederal124NycladEXPback1.jpg
This standard pressure load usually expands in most "soft" targets. Average velocity from a Hi Power is usually around 1100 ft/sec.

Ammunition that expands more reliably under more varied conditions now exists but I would not be bothered to use this "old technology" load for serious purposes.

Best.

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