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Old April 27th, 2015, 03:00 PM   #1
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Best Bullet for 9mm Pro

What bullet shoots the best bullet for your 9mm Pro? I would like to stay in the 147gr range. But what shoots best for you?

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Old May 1st, 2015, 02:45 AM   #2
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It's unlikely that the Pro has any special affinity to a bullet that any other 9x19 wouldn't have.
What shoots the best? Usually a JHP or a jacketed bullet with a flat meplat.
What shoots best for action pistol? Usually any cheap plated bullet is more than good enough.
147gn bullets have not been the most accurate for me, but about the best has been the HP-XTP and HAP, followed the the GD-HP and the Rem. FMC-FP Match bullets.
For lead bullets, Precision Bullet's coated 147gn RNFP has been very good.
For a plated bullet, some have claimed good accuracy with the Rainier P-HP.
Like every thing else in reloading, you'll have to test and decide what is acceptable to you.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 07:27 AM   #3
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The cheapest one I can make good hits with at speed.

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Old May 5th, 2015, 12:23 PM   #4
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What bullet shoots the best bullet for your 9mm Pro? I would like to stay in the 147gr range. But what shoots best for you?

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Copper plated 124 FP have worked out well in my 9mm Pro 5". No claims its the best , but works well for any action pistol for me and handles steel plates just fine!

Good luck with your search for what works best in yours....
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M&P Pro shooting Xtreme 115 gr plated RN bullets at 25 yards
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Old June 13th, 2015, 10:07 AM   #6
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Every gun is going to be different. I use .147gr bullets (mainly for competition) and all of my M&P's will digest them without any problems. I use the 147gr Bayou bullet with polymer type coating. Keeps the leading out of the barrel.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #7
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I have good luck with Xtreme 124g hp bullets as well as Blue Bullet 147g fp rounds. With the 147g fp bullets, had to bring the OAL down to 1.08 to pass the plunk test. Mine also seems to shoot quite well with Freedom Munition 147g rn factory reloads.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 01:35 PM   #8
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115 Xtreme copper plated have been very accurate for me.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 06:40 PM   #9
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I really think 124gr is the way to go in 9mm.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 08:14 AM   #10
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I really think 124gr is the way to go in 9mm.
I 2nd this post, my 9mm pro shot 147gr in a 6-8" group and 124 round nose jacketed bullet in a 3" group, I have both reloaded and do a lot better in IDPA with the 124gr bullet
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Old October 16th, 2016, 10:56 AM   #11
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M&P Pro 9L - OEM Ported Barrel - Completely OEM Stock Gun

Berry`s Plated 124gr FMJ (1.150 OAL / 3.79 crimp diam)
Hodgdon CFE Pistol (4.9)
WW Small Pistol Primer
1 inch groups (sometimes less depending on coffee) @ 10yds
Not one single error feeding, ejecting, or going bang every time.

Same load in my:
Shield Performance Center gets 1-1/2 groups @ 10yds.
Glock 26 & 43 getting 2inch groups @ 10yds.

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Do NOT use my load data listed, ALWAYS start 10% LOWER, then work your way up.
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As others have said, and i agree from my own experience, i`ve never found a load using 147 grain bullets that have EVER given me decent accuracy.
The 124 grain bullets have never failed to give me GREAT accuracy in most every 9mm gun i`ve ever owned.

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Every gun is going to be different. I use .147gr bullets (mainly for competition) and all of my M&P's will digest them without any problems. I use the 147gr Bayou bullet with polymer type coating. Keeps the leading out of the barrel.
Yup.

It all depends what you're doing with your loads and what you want to feel. I'm using 160 gr. coated bullets for USPSA and they are powderpuff loads with a mild shove and no sharp snap. They are tricky to load though as not all brass will allow them to be seated to where they should be without a bulge in the case.

I shot my M&P loads in my PCC gun in a match today and had a hard time extracting to make safe, requiring me to fire the chambered round. They are accurate enough in that gun, but clearly I need to set a shorter COAL for the new gun. Boo Hoo! I've been thinking of doing that anyway to get a higher chamber pressure. I'd like to get one load that works in both guns. BTW, in the PCC the minor PF powderpuff 160s are almost like shooting a .22, almost. My neighbor tells me that "they are quiet". Yeah, I guess! Considering the size of the case and Boyles Law, there isn't much pressure as the bullet escapes. But today they reliably dropped the steel so they're above the USPSA calibration load. The longer barrel is the magic there. I haven't chrono'ed the load through the longer barrel yet.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 01:33 PM   #13
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I use 124gr Xtreme bullets for reloads and have had good results with all 3 of my M&P's.
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