XD-9 Tactical ammo accuracy?

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  1. ChinStrap40

    ChinStrap40 XDTalk Member

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    Hello all,

    I want to hear from the members what kind of HP rounds you all are running in your XD-9 Tacticals. The reason I ask is because I have my heart set on shooting 147's. I have tried HST's and Gold Dots. Neither shoots well out of my XD-9 Tactical.

    Does anyone else shoot 147 hollow points out of your XD-9 Tacticals? If so, do you notice a serious degridation in accuracy from 115's and 124's to 147's?

    Any and all advice welcome.

     
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    Not saying this is the case, but I would think that your accuracy is off just because you are using a higher load. The recoil I would think would be slightly more and therefore your follow up shots will be off if you basing your shots off of muscle memory. Honestly I don't know jack. I am a noob to guns, only have had one for 2 months, however my analogy makes sense to me. Just practice more with the higher loads and I would think your accuracy will get better.
     
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    What are you basing the accuracy difference on?

    Are you shooting the loads off sandbags or using a ransom rest?

    If you are shooting off hand then you can't tell any thing about the accuracy of the different loads, only how well you can shoot!

    don
     
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    No accuracy problems here. In any of my 9mm pistols.
    What kind of accuracy are you getting and at what distances?
     
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    i run 147gr gold dots in both my xd9 tactical and subcompact without any issues. my accuracy is just as good as with my range ammo, just takes a little more work due to the higher recoil. i also practice with 147gr fmj though.
     
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    My home defense load is the old 147 gr Black Talon, sub sonic loads. +p and +p+ are hot loads and will recoil more and create more muzzle flash, effecting your subsequent shots unless you are skilled.

    I like the sub sonic Win 147 gr Black Talon. As long time 9 mm users know, at one time it was the baddest of the bad, in 9 mm HD loads.

    Can't find them anymore. I havn't an idea of what a good replacement is. Although I hear the Win Ranger 127 gr +p+ is a terror, but it's hot!

    Check 9 mm ballistics tables.
     
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    Ranger T is an improved version of the old Talon. HST, Gold Dots, and Win PDX are newer and better performing HPs.
     
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    Try the Federal 147 JHPs in the white box. Supposedly developed for Seal Team use. I bought a box at a gun show and that they dead on target when I shot them.
     
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    Much like the Talon this is older technology.

    Quote by Dr. Roberts.

     
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    Don,

    I am shooting off of sand bags.

    My group size with the 147's is about 2-3 times the size of the groups I get with any 115 or 124 grain bullet.
     
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    I shoot Remington Golden Saber 147 or 124 +p. I find no difference in accuracy between the two or with any other quality ammo.
     
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    Try some different brands of 147 grain, they are not all the same, each pistol is different in what it likes.

    don
     
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    Yep. Unlike my Glocks that shoot everything really good, my XD9 has brands and types it likes best. Just about any 124 shoots better than I can and like the OP it hates 147s. 115s are almost as bad as 147s unless they are smoking fast. It shoots 9BPLE fine or anyother +P+ load great.

    I just stick with 124s and dont worry about what I want, I give the gun what it likes to keep it and myself happy......
     
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    Shot a box of federal 124 gr, with a 12 shot group of 5". Then shot a 12 round group of 2.5" with Underwood 124 gr +P+.
     
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    I'm new. Only been shooting a couple of months.

    How would you be able to show anything without shooting from a vice/rest to take the shooter out of the equation? Doesn't seem like you're proving anything by just standing there shooting.

    JMO

     

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