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Old July 7, 2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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9mm ammo question for NRA Bullseye shooting

Hey all, I shot my first Bullseye competiton today and did fairly well. The club I belong to shot both .22LR and center fire pistols. Everyone knows
.22LR offers ammo in what is known as "standard velocity"; Is there such a thing for 9mm? I DO NOT want to invest money into buying a pistol just for this, I am having fun but nothing more. I also DO NOT want to reload, they only shoot this competition once a month so it's not that big of a deal. I currently shoot a S&W Pro Series 1911 9mm which is more than sufficient for shooting bullseye. I shot Federal I got from Wally world but if I could find something with less velocity that would be great. I can change the recoil spring if needed. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old July 7, 2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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The only way I know to get lower velocity 9mm factory loads is to buy heavier bullets.
The 147 grain "subsonic" is a good example. I load bushels of it for IDPA.
The Atlanta Arms subsonic is said to be one of the mildest.
http://atlantaarmsandammo.com/REMAN_...eman_ammo.html
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Old July 8, 2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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I bought it used

I find Federal's "Champion" 115g very accurate through a number of platforms.
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Old July 8, 2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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I am mainly interested in reducing the recoil, I should have mentioned that to begin with. Sorry. Jim, will the 147gr 9mm reduce recoil since I'm guessing the bullet is heavier. Thanks
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Old July 8, 2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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The computed recoil will be the same, or close, recoil is a momentum balance, mass times velocity equal in both directions. A slower, heavier bullet will work out about the same as a faster, lighter bullet.

I find the FELT recoil of subsonics to be less jarring. The muzzle blast is less, too; which is a comfort factor even with ear protection.
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