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124g HP 9mm back in stock

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by PiratePast40, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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  2. Smitty79

    Smitty79 Tigard Member

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    Why would you use HP over FMJ for competition?
     
  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Better accuracy due to better aerodynamics of the HP bullet. Slightly heavier bullet has a softer recoil and thus less muzzle flip.

    My gun with a 5" barrel seems to shoot better with the 124 HP and 147g fmj than with 115g rounds. POI is higher at the normal stage range of 15-25 yards. I'm not an aerodynamic engineer so can't give you the science behind this, can only tell you what I've been told, and what I've observed in my M&P pro.
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Well, the social security agency, education agency among various others all seem to be snagging up as much HP ammo as they can. :)
     
  5. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    These aren't jacketed hollow points and provide little if any expansion advantage over a fmj bullet. It's about putting holes in paper and knocking plates off of a Texas star rapidly and accurately.

    Another issue is the raw talent, skill, excellent eysight, and amazing eye / hand coordination of many of the younger folks starting in competition. I truly do admire them and encourage them any way I can. However, I still want to compete. At 60 years old, that means that any advantage offered by luck, trickery, deceit, or better equipment is something I'll pursue. Sportmanship and fair play is in play as well, but I'll take any advantage I can get. :bluelaugh::bluelaugh:
     
  6. FAST ED

    FAST ED Milwaukie OR. Member

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    Its safer for steel targets as there is less chance of getting (splash back) of the jacket. I have been hit in the face many times at a match even when the steel was at 20yrds or more. I have seen the jacket splash back fly over 100ft in to the next bay too.