Most accurate bullet weight for M&P 2.0 9mm
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    Most accurate bullet weight for M&P 2.0 9mm

    Asking for advice for what bullet weight and manufacture seem to shoot the most accurate groups from an M&P 2.0. I recently purchased a full size 9mm with a 5" barrel in the earth color. This is not for self defense ammo but rather FMJ for shooting at the range and plinking.... Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated ....
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    Try all and go with what shoots best in your gun.
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    Federal or Winchester 115gr for plinking will be fine.Usually any brass or aluminum will work. I try to stay away form steel by any manufacturer.

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    I have found that 124s - overall - do the best in all of my 9mms from a wide variety of makers. Since I just ordered 1000 rounds of Speer Gold Dots for half price, they should go well with the Speer 124 FMJ Lawman I use for practice.
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    I was kind of thinking along the same lines with the 124 grain, I have a 1000+ rounds of 115 grain ammo and am getting ready to get another 1000 with the Free Shipping that is currently being sold on line. I was kind of considering the Aguila, Geco, CCI Brass or the less expensive Aluminum cased, The M&P 2.0 has a 1 in 10" twist and I would think it would stabilize the 124 grain best... My Sig P239 loves the 115 grain ammo I have in stock anyway... Any first hand experience with the Geco or Aguila Brands of ammo?...

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    I read somewhere a while back that the 9mm was originally designed for the 124 gr. That said, I enjoy shooting the 115 a wee bit better. I like CCI brass from my local LGS to support them but TargetSportsUSA is good for online.
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    I'm assuming it would be the same for the 9mm Compact 4" version?

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    A 4 inch barrel develops less muzzle velocity than a 5 inch barrel does. That changes the ballistics of the round as it flies.

    The longer barrel also impacts your sight picture, and it's stability in hand.

    The different muzzle velocities, impact of barrel length on bullet weight and shape, powder burn rate and other details all combine in a complex way.

    Sometimes experiment is the best way to determine this kind of thing. Note that reloading manuals often publish the most accurate load for a given bullet, but it's generally shot from a five inch instrumented test barrel.

    Will it matter in a practical sense? Consider the typical self defense distance. If you're a bullseye shooter, it's another thing completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrerick View Post
    A 4 inch barrel develops less muzzle velocity than a 5 inch barrel does. That changes the ballistics of the round as it flies.

    The longer barrel also impacts your sight picture, and it's stability in hand.

    The different muzzle velocities, impact of barrel length on bullet weight and shape, powder burn rate and other details all combine in a complex way.

    Sometimes experiment is the best way to determine this kind of thing. Note that reloading manuals often publish the most accurate load for a given bullet, but it's generally shot from a five inch instrumented test barrel.

    Will it matter in a practical sense? Consider the typical self defense distance. If you're a bullseye shooter, it's another thing completely.
    I might try the Speer Lawman 115 gr along with the 115 Speer Gold Dot's and go from there, appreciate the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsgarza View Post
    I'm assuming it would be the same for the 9mm Compact 4" version?
    Almost all of my 9s are 4" or less
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