9mm 124 gr fmj Questions?

Discussion in 'Ammo' started by clps, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. clps

    clps New Member

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    Is this a good round to pratice with, paper punching, or is the 115 gr the best?
     
  2. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Depends on which you pistol likes the best, and what's available. The 115gr is the more common load, but the 124gr is the original 9mm weight.
     

  3. tech2576

    tech2576 New Member

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    I honestly don't concern myself with bullets etc in my target ammo.
    I look for groups @ where I aimed. My carry ammo I am more concerned with point of impact.
    Practice with what ever you have, but practice!
    Try a few different types of carry ammo, to see what your gun likes and you feel you can count on.
     
  4. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    Funny, I just asked a similar question before I found this thread. Georgia Arms has the 124 similarly priced to the 115, so I'm thinking it may be worth picking up.
     
  5. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:13

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    I use 115gr fmj at the range but carry 124gr HP.
     
  6. SongDogSniper

    SongDogSniper New Member

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    Same here.
     
  7. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Some guns have a strong preference for one bullet weight over another.
    If you're shooting for precision, tight groups, head shots at 25 yards, etc., the bullet type and weight might matter.
    My Taurus Pt111 is significantly more accurate with 124 grain ammo than 115 grain.
     
  8. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    My thinking is more along the lines of having more consistent point of impact and recoil characteristics.
     
  9. martin_j001

    martin_j001 Active Member

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    Similar recoil characteristics will only hold true if both your carry ammo and the target ammo use the same loads. If you carry 124gr +P, there's no sense spending more $ on 124gr FMJ's thinking that recoil will be similar (unless you search out a +P load that is)...
     
  10. MrMorden

    MrMorden New Member

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    Try to practice with the same weight you carry...your point of aim, etc will be closer to the same.