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9mm 158gr + any use and how would they function?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by intercooler, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. intercooler

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    PPU Partizan has 158gr loaded ammo. Wonder what the largest bullet that works in 9mm out there is? What would these heavy for caliber types be used for?
     
  2. Thompsoncustom

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    Don't know what the heaviest is but I regularly load 173gr 9mm SWC and they are probably the most accurate lowest recoil 9mm bullets I reload.
     
  3. R.W.Dale

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    Do you buy these or are you casting them?
     
  4. Thompsoncustom

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    I cast them. they are for a .357 sized to .356
     
  5. ATLDave

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    There's a good chance they're subsonic, so maybe they're used/intended as suppressor fodder. They must have a pretty high sectional density, so I'll bet they penetrate well even at low speeds. Or their momentum may make them good at knocking over steel without much velocity/blast/recoil.
     
  6. intercooler

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    You can purchase them at The-Armory. I recently tested PPU 115gr. FMJ and their site says 350 m/s or 1148 FPS. I got 1247 FPS making it stronger than Winchester, Federal, etc... Their 158 is rated at 290 m/s or 951 FPS so if it comes in a little higher maybe 1000? I plan on getting a box just to see how it runs in my XD.

    http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product1668.html
     
  7. CWL

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    Heavy 9mm NATO bullets are typically issued for submachine guns use.
     
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    Years ago I sized down some 158gr .357 bullets to .356 for subsonic use. They worked fine. As logic would dictate, the powder charge was proportionally lower than what the books show for the 147 loadings. I'd use medium burn rate powders, reduce by 20%, chronograph as you go, and watch for pressure signs.
     
  9. Moptop

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    I've shot plenty of 158grn LRN over Bullseye out of my BHP. Very accurate and low recoil.
     
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