115gr or 124gr 9mm

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by 99monguse, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. 99monguse

    99monguse New Member

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    I am going to make my first ammo purchase from freedommunitions, for range...FMJ. Price really isn't that different between the 115 and 124, about $20 for 500 and that's new ammo, not reload and about $10 difference for reload.

    My self-defense ammo is PDX1 124 +p and 147. I want to start stocking up on ammo. I have never purchased from them before.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If your carry ammo is 124 JHP, then buy 124 FMJ for practice.
     

  3. noylj

    noylj Member

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    The cartridge, as far as I know, was designed for 121-125gn bullets. I get best accuracy with 124gn JHPs.
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It was designed for 115 to 125g

    But 90 to 147 have all been used with complete satisfaction.:D
     
  5. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I've loaded 90grfmj to 147grJHP's. I shoot 115..124grfmj, but handload 147gr hp and 135gr protected point HP, the old federal Hydrashock. Speer made the bullets. When Federal discontinued the protected point(looks like fmj) I bought hundreds at 9.00 per hundred. 124gr cast lead is always a good option for practice.
     
  6. Dragonheart

    Dragonheart New Member

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    I have found a slight accuracy advantage using the 124 grain over the 115 grain, however the 115 grain is excellent for a self defense load. I would not recommend the 147 grain for self defense as over-penetration is a problem.