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    Preferred Subgun ammo with 124 grain FMJ weight?

    What do you more active range shooters (at least once a month) prefer in terms of bulk ammo in 9mm FMJ 124 grain weight? There are a number of brands out there. Which one seems to be the cleanest burning and most reliable 9mm ammo for the price?
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    Honestly if I'm not reloading it.. I am buying the cheapest thing I can get. Normally steel wolf. Subgun equally going through k's of rounds and $20 a 1k cheaper adds up fast.
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    MEN9B at sgammo.

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    Just ordered a 1000 rounds of the MEN 124 gr FMJ ammo from bulkammo.com.
    Have never shot the 124 grain, so hopefully this will eliminate the few issues I have had recently with the S&W 76. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa123guns View Post
    Honestly if I'm not reloading it.. I am buying the cheapest thing I can get. Normally steel wolf. Subgun equally going to k's of rounds and $20 a 1k cheaper adds up fast.
    I'm with you on that! What's on sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGMAN45 View Post
    MEN9B at sgammo.
    This right here......runs without a hitch..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucea4 View Post
    I'm with you on that! What's on sale?
    Cogburn, don't say I didn't warn you.

    MEN 9mm
    The hotter the better - these are open bolt guns, not your MP5

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadEyeDonna View Post
    Cogburn, don't say I didn't warn you.

    MEN 9mm
    The hotter the better - these are open bolt guns, not your MP5
    Well, if I ever get my form 4 I will test your theory.

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    According or Buffman on Youtube's small sample testing:

    5" barrel:
    Win NATO (124) - 1207fps
    Men9b (124) - 1143fps
    IMI (124) - 1187fps
    Fiocchi (124) - 1151fps
    S&B (124) - 1103fps
    WWB (115) - 1219fps
    Wolf (115) - 1165fps

    8" barrel:
    Win NATO - 1267fps
    Men9b - 1213fps
    WWB - 1283fps
    Wolf - 1246fps
    Fiocchi - 1237fps

    Men 9B is some of the lighter stuff on the market.
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    I've shot 115 gr. 9mm perfecta, magtech, WWB, Geco, and Federal with no problems thru my SW76. All of it shoots and functions reliably.

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    Cogburn, Speer Lawman 124gr is also pretty peppy, the Stemple of Doom likes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinsen View Post
    According or Buffman on Youtube's small sample testing:

    5" barrel:
    Win NATO (124) - 1207fps
    Men9b (124) - 1143fps
    IMI (124) - 1187fps
    Fiocchi (124) - 1151fps
    S&B (124) - 1103fps
    WWB (115) - 1219fps
    Wolf (115) - 1165fps

    8" barrel:
    Win NATO - 1267fps
    Men9b - 1213fps
    WWB - 1283fps
    Wolf - 1246fps
    Fiocchi - 1237fps

    Men 9B is some of the lighter stuff on the market.
    WOW I find it hard to believe that WWB Gets over 1200FPS ?? I tried a couple of Walmart supplied WWB and my smith was kind of DEAD (however I did not Chrono it).

    I reload mostly. My Max favorite load = Tightgroup, 124gr, Plated, 4.2gr w/1.160"OAL = 1310fps Avg. Normal load is 4.1gr = 1290fps, which is better for plated projectiles. Note avg temp is 95 degrees.
    WE WON !

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    I can only imagine that different lots will give different results.
    QC has generally gone into the crapper over the last few years.
    Current WWB is nowhere near as hot as it was 10+ years ago.
    The Winchester NATO I have is also anemic compared to MEN, or GECO.
    Seriously I now make it a point to try and get Euro 124gr ammo - IMO, it tends to be more consistent and peppy.

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