Users' questions

Is higher grain ammo better?

Is higher grain ammo better?

If you want effectiveness for defensive situations, larger game or combat, then higher-grain cartridges will get the job done. The heavier the bullet, the better expansion and penetration you’ll get on impact. This means quicker and more humane kills.

Does higher grain bullet mean more powder?

Higher grain ammo does not necessarily have a larger powder charge. In fact, sometimes a heavier bullet requires a smaller powder charge to achieve the same velocity. But a 124gr FMJ RN bullet requires only 7.2 grains of Accurate No. 7 powder to achieve the same velocity.

What is the difference between 115 grain and 124 grain 9mm ammo?

What Is the Difference Between 115-grain and 124-grain 9mm Ammo? The difference is that 124 grain is heavier. So, the difference between a 115-grain round and a 124-grain round is the weight, sure. However, that’s just the first and biggest difference, not the only difference.

What is the best grain bullet for 9mm?

Best 9mm Ammo

  • Speer Gold Dot 9mm 115 gr. at Palmetto State Armory.
  • Magtech Guardian 9mm +P 115 gr. 13.25.
  • Best 9mm Self-Defense (124 gr) Federal HST 9mm 124 gr.
  • Best 9mm Self-Defense (147 gr) Federal HST 9mm 147 gr.
  • Best 9mm Range Ammo. American Eagle 9mm 115 gr.
  • Blazer Brass 9mm. 21.99.
  • PMC Bronze 9mm. 12.75.

What grain ammo should I shoot?

Generally, it’s recommended that a larger grain and heavier bullet is more suited for self-defense. However, others recommend the use of jacketed hollow point rounds over heavier weight rounds.

Is 90 grain 9mm ammo good?

Short loaded OAL rounds feed poorly in MOST 9mm guns. Unless a hollow base (unlikely in a normal mold), a 90 grain . 355-. 356 projectile has no choice but to be SHORT.

What grain bullet should I use?

Is 62 grain or 55 grain better?

The steel core, 62 gr stuff will penetrate better but. the 55 should fragment more. For short range, anti personnel use as in home defense hollow point is probably a better choice.

Which 9mm grain is best for self-defense?

For self-defense, shoot your specific 9mm handgun with 115 grain and with 147 grain bullets at 25 yards and less to see if you find, like I did, that the heavier 147 grain bullet hits the target higher almost every time.

Is 100 grain 9mm ammo good?

These 100-grain 9mm loads are well suited for Steel Challenge. The low recoil means speedy recovery to get the sights on target quickly. Accuracy was good enough for Steel Challenge plates—though you’ll need to test that in your gun. The low recoil will be welcomed by non-competitors as well.

What grain of ammo should I use?

What does higher grain ammo mean?

The grain is the weight of the bullet. It determines how fast the bullet will travel too. Lower grain will travel faster when shot but also has less weight pressure (knock down power) and a higher grain will not travel as fast but is has more weight pressure.

What is grain in ammunition?

On a box of ammo or online listing, grains nearly always refers to the bullet and not the propellant. If the bullet weight is not listed on the box, there is often some other clue that can help you figure it out. This is sometimes the case with military surplus ammo, or factory ammo made to mimic a military load.

What is 180 grain ammo?

A ‘Grain’ is unit of weight. A 180 gr. bullet is 15 grains heavier than a 165 gr. bullet. 15 grains doesn’t sound like much considering there’s over 400 grains per ounce, but it translates into a bullet’s momentum and impact forces.

What does grains mean in bullets?

The grain of a bullet is the weight, in the scale of grains, of the projectile (more detail oriented reloaders and the like may also account for the weight of the lubrication applied to the bullet to seat it into the case). One grain is apx. equivalent to 0.06 grams.