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Old 08-02-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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147 Grain 9mm

Anyone shoot a lot of 147 grain 9mm or carry it religiously for self defense

I've shot 124's for years and wanted to see how my Ultra Aegis and Ultra Raptor liked this load weight. I played around with some Hornandy 135's last week and they had no issues.

Pro's, con's ?
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:10 PM   #3
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I shoot Freedom Munitions 9mm 147 gr in both my Ultra CDP and my Sig P938. Neither gun has a problem with it.
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147's for break-in primarily.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:13 PM   #5
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Unless FM is out of 147gr, all of my 9mm guns use that caliber...

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Old 08-03-2016, 12:25 AM   #6
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All my reloads are 124 gran, as far as carry rounds I use 124+P. But my carry 9's are all short barrel sub-compacts so I like the faster rounds. But I do have some 147 for my full size 9's, just never carry them. The only weight in 9mm I don't like to shot is 115, always seems to have more weapon malfunctions with it compared to the heavier bullets. The 147's should work great for you.
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Well, I've run a bunch of 147 FMJ and self defense loads in last week, I like it, reduced recoil over the 124's and all the guns cycle it fine. I think I'll make the switch
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I have no experience with 147. I have only shot 115 and 124. Has anyone seen the owner's manuals' lawyer language poo-poo it for warranty reasons?
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I can tell no difference between the different weight bullets. Because of that, I just buy whatever cost the less.
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I've used it in my Ultra Aegis, no issues, but I usually use 124's.

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