Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mdi, Oct 2, 2021.
So far I really like this bullet, using Nosler data and just got 250 more this morning...
Minuteman Ammo 9mm +P 115 grain JHP (RMR) 1,275 fps
A co-worker has said that he's had good expansion with these but the only detail I know that he is using HS-6 powder; no idea what weight charge, velocity or firearm/s were used.
(His father has been recently hospitalized and I haven't been able to talk with him)
I plan on trying Alliant Power Pistol and/or BE-86 but have other powders available (Unique, 231, Blue Dot and a little Universal and Accurate #5)
One day I hope to pick up some Ramshot True Blue and Sillouette as they should be good choices for performance loads as well.
I'll have to chronograph some HS 6 loads I have for a conversion 9mm barrel I have for my SIG .... then water jug test them...
I'm looking forward to trying BE86 and Sport Pistol with them when they become more available.
You won't go wrong using RMR bullets! Good people and easy to work with!
How is .223 performance relevant to 9mm bullet selection?
Looking forward, nice.
Not when it comes to accuracy.
The xtp is not 2.5 times as accurate. I'll take a 10 cent bullet that shoots as good as the rmr bullet does every time. A 10 cent bullet vs a 26 cent bullet is not near the same price bracket. I also dont expect them to perform as good as a premium sd bullet when sold as a multi purpose round. I cant afford to shoot expensive bullets and rmr allows me to stay in the game.
Very cool indeed!
yeah it does.
Looking forward to your expansion plans!!! Thanks!!!
So Jake, any in house .45acp in the future.
I’ve tested 5.3 down to 5.0 grains of powder in .1 grain increments. I also read RMR’s suggested velocity for expansion but was trying to see if it will expand at slower speeds as well.
All bullets expanded very well but they tended to separate from their jacket.
I haven’t purchased a chronograph yet (I will soon) so I can’t verify the velocity of each shot. However I think it’s somewhat reasonable to assume that the 5.0 grain tests were traveling around 1,000 fps out of my G43x (3” barrel). Again, it expanded well but separated from the jacket.
However, I don’t buy these bullets to make carry ammunition. But it’s nice to know I have several thousand hollow points if needed in an emergency.
Anyways good luck to you.
Sign me up for a bunch! The current 124s are great, but 1150-120 from a short barrel is a monster
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