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Old September 20, 2006, 02:50 PM   #1
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heaviest 9mm bullets

What is the heaviest 9mm bullet out there? Do they only go up to 147 grain?
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Old September 20, 2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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The heaviest jacketed bullets that I know of is 147 grains. Cast bullets may be available a bit heavier, as custom made jacketed bullets. I really don't think you can fit a much heavier bullet into a magazine than 147 grains, due to available case room and magazine constraints.
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Old September 20, 2006, 11:16 PM   #3
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Wideners sells a 158gr FMJ made by IMI. I guess it's specifically made for the Uzi.|281|304|325
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Old September 21, 2006, 05:07 AM   #4
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but first ensure they chamber......

There is that 158g IMI; Rainier offers a 151g plated bullet (very nice); I've seen lead bullets up to 160g.

Suggest 'medium' burn rate powders for 9mm 'heavies', like AA5 / HS6 / Power Pistol / 3N37 / N350 / WAP / etc.
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Old September 21, 2006, 06:43 PM   #5
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I cast some 160's for 9mm, they really shoot soft!!

Loading long bullets in 9mm can be a pain, the long shank of the bullet can bulge the case enough to cause them to hang up in the chamber.

I too like medium burn powders unless loading a competition specific load, competition loads with 9mm are all loaded with Clays at my house.
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Old September 21, 2006, 08:25 PM   #6
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someone on brianenos forum came up with lead 180gr 9mm bullets.
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Old September 21, 2006, 09:42 PM   #7
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147 is the heaviest I've heard of in jacketed. For cast bullets you could use .357 diameter bullets and run them through a Lee sizer.
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Old September 23, 2006, 01:37 AM   #8
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thanks, I'll take a look into all of these choices
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