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Rick R

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9mm bullet opinions / experience
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:50:50 PM »
I have several hungry 9mm pistols with both cut and polygonal rifling.   I need a projectile for practice, local matches (IDPAish, 3 gun), Chipmunk Apocalypse, etc.  All pistols are newer production that feed hollowpoint ammo 100%.

I'm unable to decide between the SC357-135-RF and the 358-135-FN. Both are in stock in four cavity molds. I'm figuring gas checked with plain flat nose configuration.   I use a lubrisizer for my other bullets so I'll just need the appropriate sizing die and some gas checks...

Does anyone have an opinion as to which bullet will fit my needs better?


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Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 04:03:11 PM »
I have, and like, them both.
Both work, but different pistols have different preferences. It is hard to say which will be better for you. Get them both and try them out :)
Btw I have them both in PB as well as GC, and GC wins hands down in my guns.

Rick R

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Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 06:40:16 AM »
Thanks

I like the Ranchdog bullets but in this case I believe that the 358-135FN my be most likely to feed in everything due to its smaller meplat.

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Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 10:40:43 AM »
I use the new round nose HTC 9mm bullet for my plinking ammo, but I also use the TL357-135-RF too.  I've loaded up subsonic TL357-135-RF ammo which sounded great, but I've since switched to the 358-155-TC ELCO for my subsonic super heavies.  That 358-155-TC ELCO is a beast of a bullet in the 9mm, but works well.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 07:38:52 PM »
I will never be accused of deciding too quickly but I don’t think I’ve ever dawdled a whole year before!  I ordered the five cavity SC357-135-RF cas check mold last Friday during the sale.  We’ll see how it does in our five different 9mm pistols (five different brands) with a mix of cut and polygonal rifling, and possibly my wife’s .38 snubby.

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Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 09:44:58 AM »
let us know your results!

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Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 10:06:49 AM »
Here is a video I recently did on the 133 gr round nose bullet:

https://youtu.be/NokQLecbyAQ

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Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 01:20:08 PM »
Very kewl video! Wish I could move that fast. ;)

So you are using Unique and HP38?  I plan on trying Unique, W231 (same as HP38?) and BE86. 

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Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 01:23:28 PM »
Yeah, with the 133 gr round nose, I use about 4.2gr of Unique which gets the bullets moving a little faster than the 3.5gr load of hp38/w231.

Very kewl video! Wish I could move that fast. ;)

So you are using Unique and HP38?  I plan on trying Unique, W231 (same as HP38?) and BE86.

 



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