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Which 9MM bullet?

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Post by DSchrank Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:49 pm

Question for experienced 9MM reloaders:

Which of the following bullet brands most closely resembles Sierra 115 FMJ (Sierra #9115) in profile and quality:

Winchester 115
Remington 
Montana Gold
Zero
Delta Precision
Hi-tech

Thank you.

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Post by BE Mike Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:48 am

I always had good luck with the Hornady 115 gr.
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Post by DavidR Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:03 am

Zero is about as good as it gets
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Post by DeweyHales Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:43 pm

I have had very good luck with the Precision Delta, Sierra, Hornady, etc.  Some of the Hornady bullets are TMJ instead of FMJ.  There are officials that would disqualify a TMJ.   

My guns even shoot well with collet pulled surplus.  Any 115 better than plated will shoot accurately enough in my gun to get points. 

The cut at Perry most years is between 255 and 260.  The P100 cut is 340 to 360.  That's mid 8 ring to 9 ring scoring.
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Post by sixftunda Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:18 pm

I use Hornady 115 FMJ for service pistol. Does an excellent job. Have been shooting high 270's.
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Post by noylj Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:13 pm

Since your question appears to be concerned with the bullet's geometry (comparable ogive shape) and not performance, you'd probably need to get good pictures of each to compare.
Not many folks worry about exact geometrical similarity, so most can not answer the question asked (see responses).

If your concern was accuracy, I would say Zero 121gn .356" JHP is the place to start.
For FMJ-RN, I would go with Zero or Montana Gold first.

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