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Posted: 8/21/2005 9:47:50 AM EDT
was curious what you find works good for general range work with your 9mm AR's....

been using winchester white-box 115gr ball for a while, and was thinknig about trying some 124gr NATO as i hear it has a bit more "punch" and improves reliability....

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:34:29 AM EDT
100 round value pack WWB from Yall-Mart.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 1:08:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 4:29:05 PM EDT by Pirate_Sniper]
For some basic "plinking" or "trigger time"..... just about any 9mm will work. MIWALL has 1,000rds of factory reloads, looses in an ammo can for $80... thats hard to beat nowadays. I have purchased about 8 cases from them over the last couple years for use in a variety of 9mms... both pistols and carbines. Works great and decent accuracy.

WOLF works good too...for "plinking"

124gr. NATO (+P+) does give yer 9millie some more "oomph".... if you are running a full 16" bbl. you'll notice more ejection port gases vs. standard ammo. A 11.5/5.5 bbl doesn't give you that problem as much.

Rebel Sharpshooter
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 2:24:31 PM EDT
The big, bad WOLF works for me. For brass-cased ammo, I like Sellier & Bellot.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:04:05 PM EDT
I load all my own... anything in RN is fine for the "COLT" pattern 9mm, as hollow points seem to not want to feed reliably.

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:23:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 6:23:53 PM EDT by fq1234]
I run Wolf, will be switching to 147 gr when I get my suppressor adaptor.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:38:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SBR7_11:
I load all my own... anything in RN is fine for the "COLT" pattern 9mm, as hollow points seem to not want to feed reliably.


I've heard about the JHP problems with the Colt-pattern 9mm, so I bought a 100 round box of the cheapo Remington 115gr JHP at Walmart to test it with. I also brought along my P-01 in case the carbine choked on the rounds. This is on a RRA 9mm upper with a Hahn bottom block.

The P-01 never left its case. All 100 rounds of the JHP fed and fired without a single hang up. They seemed quieter than the WWB FMJ I usually shoot with a more impressive impact on the dirt berm. Is 100 rounds a scientific test? No, not really. It's my experience though that if a gun is going to have problems with something, it'll happen pretty quick. I'll be getting more of the JHP to test with next time around.

That said, every gun is different. Mine may love it and yours may hate it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:28:40 PM EDT
i heard the gold dot hp's from federal/speer/others? works well in most 9mm's. i suppose they were designed to run with ball ammo, but a reliable hp would be good to have as an option....
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:50:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burnsome-:
i heard the gold dot hp's from federal/speer/others? works well in most 9mm's. i suppose they were designed to run with ball ammo, but a reliable hp would be good to have as an option....



Again, not scientific, but I've run about 500rds of 147gr HP (Win SXT, mostly) through my Colt-pattern upper (KAC SD) without a failure (full auto). With both metal and plastic-follower Colt mags.

Buy a box and give it a try.

Haven't tried any 115 or 124gr HPs, though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:15:02 PM EDT
A note on HP and FMJ's....... OLY style eat them all with their forcing cone system...... not anywhere near as finicky as Colt styles are on bullet types..... overall.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:02:56 PM EDT
I run 124 Grn JHP handloads no problems in my colt 10.25 upper

the bullets are montanna gold JHP

they feed in all my pistols and all my SMG's
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:13:40 PM EDT
My Oly will eat anything...tho' sometimes too well.

I've used GD, Rangers, and some Remington HP's.

I generally shoot Blazers or WWB. WWB seems to be more powerful, and is more accurate.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 10:04:28 PM EDT
Mine likes either round or flat nosed bullets.

My pet round is the 147gr. Rainier Ballistics bullet with some load of Hodgdon HS-6. It's very quiet.
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