Here is a link to a ballistics table. If you look down at the 9mm loads, you can see that the path at 25 yds puts the heavy bullets on a higher arc.
It holds true for most other calibers as well.
The chart doesn't go out far enough to show that those bullets also begin to drop pretty fast at long range but they hold velocity better due to momentum. In rifles this is part of the reason heavy bullets are used in ARs for long range shooting out to 600 yds and beyond, over using faster, lighter bullets.
It is why I specified the higher point of impact at shorter ranges with heavy or slower loads. The OP indicated he was shooting at a distance of 16.5 (but didn't specify, feet, yds, or meters).
When shooting service pistol matches I note that most of my loads in 9mm and .45 hit lower at 25 yds than at 50yds. That is because the bullet is still on its upward angle until after 50 yds.