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I have been shooting WWB value packs for IDPA, for two years. They have done me well, never had a problem, however I am looking for a more accurate & powerful round, if it exists.

I have learned through trial and error (mostly error) that 115g is not enough, especially on the heavier steel pepper-poppers.

What 9mm rounds have you shot in competition, and do you feel one is more accurate than others?

Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
 

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I shoot CCI Blazer......the aluminum and brass. I've had no problems with either, but I agree, on steel......... 9mm is 'iffy'........


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I shoot PMC 115gr FMJ's, it's cheap, $109.00 case of 1000, has brass cases and is pretty dependable. I've only had 9 FTF's in 6000 rnds, something I'd like the self loaders to match.
If you go to RobLeatham.com you'll find he uses it also for a few of his pistols in competition as well as others types. It's all listed in the types of guns he uses section, so stop by and check it out, you may find something you'll want to use

Good Shootin'
 

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I contacted PMC to see what they would recommend. I will share the information, once I get a response.

Skygun9, where do you buy your ammo?
 

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2.5 days later and still no reply from PMC. Nothing drives me crazier than a company you need to beg to take your money.

I bought some 9mm 124g at Wally World. I will give it a run against steel over the weekend. If the poppers and plates drop, I am good to go!

God Bless!
 

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the secret to dropping poppers and plates with a 9mm is to hit them high and use 124 gr ammo the extra 9 gr increases the momentum that actually pushes the plates over. Also, if the plate has been hit and isn't going down hit it again (double tap) lots of times that will do the trick.

Remember, hit 'em hard and hit 'em often! :wink:
 

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Wolf works pretty good for the $.
I know, I Know, its Russian **** but if it goes bang every time and hits where I aim, thats all I need. Maybe a new extractor every 10,000 rounds due to the steel but look at what I saved getting there. Use it in IPSC 3 gun matches in calibers 9mm, 45acp, 40 S & W, .223 & 7.62 X 39, never had a problem and have fired over 10,00 various calibers. If it ain't broke why spend $$$ to fix it?? :shock:
 

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Me, I like Speer Gold Dot. It gives me the confidence I need to come out on top, in case some dirty scum bag liberal tries to rob me. :p
 

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In 9mm I've used American Eagle, PMC, PMP, Fiochi, and reloads in both 115 & 124. If the steel poppers aren't dropping with factory 115s, the poppers are not calibrated correctly.
 

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I shoot Remington (UMC) 115 grain Wal-Mart. 5.97 a box of 50. This makes power factor at 130-133 everytime . Much softer shooting than the WWB ammo and i still get great cycle speed from my 4.5inch G17. I will try it and let you know When i get my xd9tac with the longer slide

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IPSC/USPSA .45 ACP: 4.7 Gr. Titegroup, Winchester primer, Lead 200 gr. SWC
850 FPS, 170 Power Factor

IDPA .40 S&W 646. 4.0 gr Titegroup, Fed. match primer, 180 gr Billy Bullet lead round nose moly coated.
750 FPS, 135 PF
 

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Overkill]Me, I like Speer Gold Dot. It gives me the confidence I need to come out on top, in case some dirty scum bag liberal tries to rob me. :p
I got robbed by that dirty scumbag "FICA" today..... :x
 

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Reloading is the only way to go. You can work up a load that gives what you want not some factory load that's too hot or too light.
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That's what i do, the thread seemed to indicate most are buying factory ammo. I can see that for 9mm, not for 40's.
 

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For Christmas, I asked my wife to get me a new Dillon press, so I can start reloading 9mm. It may take a while to get an ROI for the unit, however I can build ammo to my preference. That said, I will need to spend wth time with Rich, to learn how to reload.
 

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I load my own :)
My favorite load...that will also kill steel is a 115grn JHP (Zero Bullets) loaded with 4.3 grns of VV N320. 1194 fps.... work GOOD :twisted:
 
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