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Fiocchi 147 gr hollow point?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Orange_Magnum, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. Orange_Magnum

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    I bought a box of them at Cabela's in southern Louisiana. They have a wide cavity. Are they reliable?
     
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    Which ones, the Fiocchi Extrema with nickel cases and Hornady XTP bullets? If so, they've worked well in my Glock. They choked my sister's Beretta Cougar.
     
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    Only you, using your gun, can determine that.

    Personally, I don't use a round for self-defense in a semi-auto until I have put 200 troule free rounds down range.
     
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    Sistema1927. Not sure I could have said it better. After 100 I feel good, 200 makes me not worry about it until proven otherwise.
     
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    What did you have to give for them?
     
  6. Orange_Magnum

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    I can't put 100 through. I just have this box. Shooting 30 without a problem is good enough for me I guess. I was planning on one magazine, actually. It's a 50-box. $21.99 I think. Reliable ignitionwise I was thinking, was my question. I don't like the idea of +p for reasons of excessive wear. The cavity looks interestingly wide, unlike golden saber. Yes, it's a hornady bullet in a nickel cartridge. It seems a tad weak at 310 tf/lbs. 375 would have been nicer.
     
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    I will assume you are talking about 9mm para. since you didn't bother to tell us what caliber you are talking about.

    147gr. JHP is a long bullet for 9mm and may cause feeding issues for some guns, especially if it has a wide-mouth opening. As long as it feeds fine in your gun, then you're probably fine.

    (personally, I wouldn't trust any SD ammo unless I have put hundreds of round thru my SD gun just to make sure I don't get any surprises.)
     
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