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What is velocity of 9mm NATO?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Lone_Gunman, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Member

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    I have bought some Winchester 9mm NATO 124g FMJ ammo... it has the NATO cross on it. What is the velocity of this ammo?
     
  2. usp9

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    About 1250 fps
     
  3. novan3

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    Run through a chrony if you can :)
     
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    I believe NATO spec is around 1200fps, but it sort of varies. I think the Win stuff is around 1180-1200 depending on barrel length.
     
  5. Spyvie

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    I have about 300 rounds of that stuff I bought a few years ago thinking hot hardball might be good to keep around. I've never chrono'ed it but it doesn't feel that potent, in either report or recoil. Seems about the same as plain old WWB.

    Fiocchi 115Gr FMJ feels hotter.
     
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    African or European? :evil: Should be around 1200fps as others have stated.
     
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    M-882 WCC 01 chronographed at 1165-1185 out of my 5" STI and slightly lower out of a Beretta 92F.

    I was not impressed at except for the "low" cost of the ammo.
     
  9. Deer Hunter

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    No kidding! I bought 1k rounds of that stuff when it was cheap. It's some hot stuff.
     
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    Bullet weight

    The bullet weight is odd on some of the Nato stuff. IIRC, they can be light actually (<115 gr).
     
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    Yeah

    Olin M882 at one point was 112 gr.
     
  13. tipoc

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    Oops, I shoulda added that 147 gr. loads are also used by NATO. It ain't just two bullet weights as I incorrectly said above.

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    I did a little googling trying to find chrono numbers for the 124Gr NATO in the OP. (Q4318 on my boxes) I didn’t find much worthy of reposting here, just a general lack of excitement about the round. It is interesting that I found several references to NATO numbers coming from an 8” test barrel, while SAMI uses a more reasonable 4”
     
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    I can't find the Nato spec but what I remember is that they specify a min velocity and min energy and possibly a max pressure.

    Anybody got Nato specs?
     
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    I posted the links to them above.

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    I was given a box of w/w nato spec. I have fiocchi that is quite a bit hotter.
     
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    I was given a box of w/w nato spec. I have fiocchi that is quite a bit hotter.
     
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    umm loved them when i had them
     
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