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Kwesi
09-07-2012, 14:37
I purchased a Hornady Magnum Sonic Cleaner & they are giving 100 free bullets. I load 9 and 10mm FMJ's & have no knowledge of the following:

9mm .355 115 GR HP/XTP
10mm .400 155 GR HP/XTP

Any reason to choose one over the other? BTW: I would want to use either Power Pistol or Longshot. Alliant has a recipe with PP for the 9mm but not the 10.

Thanks!

sellersm
09-07-2012, 14:43
Whichever is the most expensive!!

F106 Fan
09-07-2012, 14:49
I purchased a Hornady Magnum Sonic Cleaner & they are giving 100 free bullets. I load 9 and 10mm FMJ's & have no knowledge of the following:

9mm .355 155 GR HP/XTP
10mm .400 155 GR HP/XTP

Any reason to choose one over the other? BTW: I would want to use either Power Pistol or Longshot. Alliant has a recipe with PP for the 9mm but not the 10.

Thanks!


That 155 gr bullet for 9mm seems pretty heavy. Maybe a typo?

For the 115 gr bullet Hornady has a Power Pistol load of 4.8 gr 1000 fps MIN up to 6.7 gr 1250 fps MAX.

For the 10mm, there is a 155 gr Power Pistol load in the Hornady manual - 8.4gr 1150 fps MIN and 10.0 gr 1350 fps MAX.

It would be better to read it in the manual than accept the typing of a really old guy with marginal eyesight!

I can get 9mm bullets anywhere so I think if I loaded for 10mm, that's what I would grab.

Richard

Kwesi
09-07-2012, 15:04
That 155 gr bullet for 9mm seems pretty heavy. Maybe a typo?

For the 115 gr bullet Hornady has a Power Pistol load of 4.8 gr 1000 fps MIN up to 6.7 gr 1250 fps MAX.

For the 10mm, there is a 155 gr Power Pistol load in the Hornady manual - 8.4gr 1150 fps MIN and 10.0 gr 1350 fps MAX.

It would be better to read it in the manual than accept the typing of a really old guy with marginal eyesight!

I can get 9mm bullets anywhere so I think if I loaded for 10mm, that's what I would grab.

Richard

My bad Richard. The 9mm's are 115 grain.

Boxerglocker
09-07-2012, 16:13
I would just get the 115's for 9mm and call it good.

michael e
09-07-2012, 16:44
For free the 10mm. 9 mm is easy to get and cheaper

dkf
09-07-2012, 16:46
The 155gr .40 XTP are more expensive so that is what I would go with.

My Lyman 49 manual has 155gr Silvertip JHP data for Power Pistol and 165gr FMJ with Power Pistol. Either should work ok. I figure you should have that manual but if you do not let me know and I will send data to you.

Edit: (Link) http://www.handloads.com/loaddata/default.asp?Caliber=10%20mm&Weight=155&type=Handgun&Order=Powder&Source=

I do not know why there is not more 10mm data out for Power Pistol and Longshot. I would think both powders would work well in the 10.:dunno:

Breadman03
09-07-2012, 17:07
Whichever is the most expensive!!
Exactly. You are getting a fixed quantity. Choose the one of greatest value.

labdwakin
09-07-2012, 17:16
For free the 10mm. 9 mm is easy to get and cheaper


This.

Kwesi
09-08-2012, 06:33
And the winner is 10mm. Thanks for your replies!

shotgunred
09-08-2012, 08:15
I don't suppose the critical defense bullets are on there list?

DoctaGlockta
09-08-2012, 16:47
I'm surprised that they are so limited with selection. I remember when I bought my LNL-AP they gave us a choice of 1000 of many different bullets. I ended up getting 150 grain 308 FMJBT.

Almost made the press free.

Kwesi
09-08-2012, 16:55
I'm surprised that they are so limited with selection. I remember when I bought my LNL-AP they gave us a choice of 1000 of many different bullets. I ended up getting 150 grain 308 FMJBT.

Almost made the press free.

They do offer 10 different calibers.