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124gr 9mm Nyclad??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sniper7369, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. sniper7369

    sniper7369 Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    Great ammo. It's still my HD "bedstand" load. Did you get the HP or the flat tip?
     
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    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".
     
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    I've got some in .38. The coating makes the barrel super easy to clean.
     
  6. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

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    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.

    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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