Heavy Bullets

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    Heavy Bullets

    Yes I got a 4in Security Six & from 35 FT on in it shoots Lower with
    125gn than it does with 158gn, Is that the NORM ??? TIA
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    Yes. Heavier bullets always shoot higher due to the heavier recoil moving the barrel upward more than a light bullet.

    It seems backwards, but thats the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandBob View Post
    Yes. Heavier bullets always shoot higher due to the heavier recoil moving the barrel upward more than a light bullet.

    It seems backwards, but thats the way it is.
    +1. The heavier and lower velocity (normally with a heavier bullet) round remains in the barrel longer causing the gun to rise higher under recoil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandBob View Post
    Yes. Heavier bullets always shoot higher due to the heavier recoil moving the barrel upward more than a light bullet.

    It seems backwards, but thats the way it is.

    That is actually a bit deceiving, all things being equal that statement is correct however. Like a ported barrel changes recoil, or a heavier charge on the same bullet will change point of impact.

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    That is actually a bit deceiving, all things being equal that statement is correct however. Like a ported barrel changes recoil, or a heavier charge on the same bullet will change point of impact.
    Technically you are correct.

    Since the man that started this topic was using the same gun to shoot two different weight bullets, I did not see fit to include that as it was likely that he didnt get his gun ported or use a heaver charge on the same bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandBob View Post
    Technically you are correct.

    Since the man that started this topic was using the same gun to shoot two different weight bullets, I did not see fit to include that as it was likely that he didnt get his gun ported or use a heaver charge on the same bullet.

    Seems to me that if you change bullets you also change charges, at least I do.

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    Seems to me that if you change bullets you also change charges, at least I do
    Me too..if I'm reloading.

    If you are getting the storebought stuff you are at the mercy of wherever it wants to go. And most heavier bullets will shoot higher than the lighter ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandBob View Post
    Me too..if I'm reloading.

    If you are getting the storebought stuff you are at the mercy of wherever it wants to go. And most heavier bullets will shoot higher than the lighter ones.

    Agreed.

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    Thanks I don't reload I shoot factorry ; )
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