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Federal 9MM AE Syntech 150 gr AE9SJAP1 thoughts

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January 09, 2019, 07:06 PM
grumpy1
Federal 9MM AE Syntech 150 gr AE9SJAP1 thoughts
Has anyone used the Federal 9MM AE Syntech 150 gr AE9SJAP1 and if so thoughts about it? Looks like a real powder puff load and was thinking of getting some for wife to try out 9MM pistols. Velocity Rated at 870 FPS and Energy Rated at 252 Foot Pounds.

https://www.federalpremium.com...actions-at-the-range

If you have tried it was it reliable in the pistols you tried it in?

Thanks for any feedback!


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January 10, 2019, 09:47 AM
RichardC
Tthe 150gr 9MM functioned well in my long-serving CZ TS, but didn't knock over bowling pins very well. Of course.

.45ACP version did not function well in a new, stiff pistol. May try them again after its had 500 or more full loads through it. It worked well and accurately in a well broken in GT-45.


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January 10, 2019, 01:51 PM
grumpy1
Good to hear and thanks for the feedback!


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"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
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February 09, 2019, 09:47 PM
Jager
Lead-free primers tend to have a reduced shelf-life.
February 10, 2019, 12:06 AM
Nuclear
I tried some out at a steel shoot recently. Fed, functioned, extracted, hit close enough to point of aim from a gun sighted in for 115 grain bulk that I couldn't tell the difference. Seemed to get more fragments coming back than fmj.
February 10, 2019, 07:58 AM
MNSIG
quote:
Originally posted by Jager:
Lead-free primers tend to have a reduced shelf-life.


I've heard that, but haven't had a problem with it. I go through quite a bit of NT ammo, but some of it in less used calibers is 10 years old. Never had a failure.
February 12, 2019, 02:25 AM
KMitch200
I tried some of these the other day at the range. They do shoot soft.
Accuracy wasn't as good as the Hornady HAP bullet loaded in the Steel Match loads for *me* that day.
More testing is in order to see if it was just me on that day. Would probably have been fine for ringing steel but I was practicing for a GSSF Indoor which stresses accuracy as all GSSF matches do.

The Hornady loads did have a more visible muzzle flash though that looked like fireworks with orange streaks out in a 360* pattern. One RSO was so surprised to see it, he filmed me shooting to show me what it looked like.


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February 21, 2019, 01:37 AM
Kilroy2721
I bought a box of 500 for testing. I shoot my own 147gr in IDPA at a 125 power factor and these Federals were a very close match. They are indeed soft shooting.