124gr vs 147gr 9mm


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thump_rrr
April 7, 2013, 10:19 PM
What are the advantages or disadvantages of one vs the other?
They will be shot through an HK P30-L for target shooting IPSC production division.

For some reason I can get the 147gr at a 10% savings over the 124gr.

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FROGO207
April 7, 2013, 10:43 PM
I generally like the heavier bullet for target shooting with any handgun. Less perceived recoil and easier to get back on target. Add to that less propellant with the heavier bullet and I think that it is a winner all around. IF your handgun will shoot accurately with the heavier bullet that is. All of mine have but it is not unheard of to have problems IIRC. If you match the propellant speed and projectile weight there should be no problem with accuracy I would think as long as you can hit the required power factor if needed. I like the Missouri Bullet 147 grain in all my 9MM handguns for accuracy.

bds
April 7, 2013, 11:55 PM
124gr vs 147gr 9mm
What are the advantages or disadvantages of one vs the other?
They will be shot through an HK P30-L for target shooting IPSC production division.
Since you are shooting production with minor power factor loads, if your match stages have metal poppers, heavier 147 gr bullet loads will knock them down even though they recoil lighter/shoot softer than 124 gr loads.

This is from Atlanta Arms & Ammo (http://www.atlantaarmsandammo.com/MATCH_AMMO/match_ammo.html) match ammo page
9MM 147GR FMJ Match - Glock Shooting Team, USAMU Action Pistol Team

Using a Zero bullet and Starline brass, this is designed to make minor power factor. This ammo was originally designed for the Glock shooting team, and is also used by the AMU Action Pistol Team. If you are shooting a production class or any type of shooting where a minor power factor is desired, this is the ammo of choice.

More comments on minor PF loads (http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=120759)
For production and limited type guns I load a 147gr Montana Gold CMJ with VV powder, Federal primers, in a once fired Case-Pro'ed case to a 125PF.
This load has been successfully used at falling steel matches such as the PRO-AM, PSA Shoot-out, American Handgunner Shootoff, and the BigDawg Steel match. This load seems like a .22, and if you have a solid hit on the steel it goes down every time.

thump_rrr
April 8, 2013, 05:14 AM
Since you are shooting production with minor power factor loads, if your match stages have metal poppers, heavier 147 gr bullet loads will knock them down even though they recoil lighter/shoot softer than 124 gr loads.

This is from Atlanta Arms & Ammo (http://www.atlantaarmsandammo.com/MATCH_AMMO/match_ammo.html) match ammo page


More comments on minor PF loads (http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=120759)
Thanks,

Zero brand are exactly what I'm looking to purchase.
Hopefully there will be some left for me when I get there tomorrow.

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