147 grain flat nose 9mm

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    147 grain flat nose 9mm

    Ok... I bought some today out of curiosity. What's the thinking behind this round?

    Is it a winter round made to penetrate layers of clothing, or what?

    Btw, haven't shot it yet.

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    I doubt that was the original intent of the round. The 147gr. has been pretty popular in 9mm, especially with law enforcement. Might be pretty good in that situation though. Would love to see a review when you shoot it to see how it performs. Also, who is the manufacturer?

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    It's a subsonic round. Will make shooting suppressed quieter
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    Federal. 1000 fps. Same muzzle energy as basically all their rounds.... ~340 ft/pda.

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    Is it hard cast?

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    I have a few rounds of flat-nosed 147 FMJ left, and I wish I had a thousand more. It's good to have when you need max penetration, and it seems to run thru any gun just fine.
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    I shot a box of AE 147g flat nose yesterday out of my Steyr M9-A1.

    It ran fine and seemed accurate enough, but that's the first time I have ever seen that particular loading. Only thing was...I was only allowed to buy one box at the store I got it from.

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    I'd use it for defense, especially during the winter months. The flat nose stuff hits harder than round FMJs and has a straighter trajectory. If you can get it at a good price, definitely a good find IMO.
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    I put a hundred rounds of the same ammo through my Shield yesterday. Absolutely no issues!

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    Some European guns with fixed sights are regulated to them. That's why I keep them. Astra 1921, and Star super, both shoot them to point of aim. 115, and 124 grain both hit high. I load them in hard cast and jacketed [when I can find them.] I also have a bolt action rifle that shoots them very well! DR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandyone View Post
    Ok... I bought some today out of curiosity. What's the thinking behind this round?

    Is it a winter round made to penetrate layers of clothing, or what?

    Btw, haven't shot it yet.

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    Truncated FMJ? It's meant to simulate 147 gr JHP for felt recoil, but it's made to be cheaper for paper target practice. I used Fiocci truncated FMJ when I could buy it by the case before the shortage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    I'd use it for defense, especially during the winter months. The flat nose stuff hits harder than round FMJs and has a straighter trajectory. If you can get it at a good price, definitely a good find IMO.
    What? How "hard" it hits is energy, which is muzzle energy/velocity and mass/weight. It doesn't matter if it's truncated or rounded nose. A rounded nose would actually have a better chance of penetration through layers or barriers. Especially if the round is FMJ, and not a lead round. Also, flatter trajectory? from something that's essentially a flying brick? That sort of defies basics of aerodynamics.
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    I use 147 grainers for shooting through a suppressor. The extra weight was to give it more energy due to the velocity loss and it also aids in functioning reliably.
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    I use 147grn in my Ruger PC9 carbine. WWB 147grn JHP averages 1050fps from my P89 and 1380fps from the 16" bbl of the carbine.
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    We've had a terrible experience with the 147 grn subsonics. True they were JHPs but I'd never carry one of any kind.
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