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Looking for stiff 9mm loads for a carbine. I have 147 gr bullets both jacketed and coated.
 
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WSF for 147gr FMJ or JHP 4.1gr Max is 4.3 for both bullet types.
I've loaded 231 in JHP and used 3.0gr which I think is the starting load but proved fine for me.




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A friend and I got the idea not too long ago to find a HOT 9mm load for our Beretta carbines. He found the load on a forum and we experimented to see if we could safely duplicate it. We wound up with a load that produces over 1300 fps - with a 147 gn projectile - out of the CX4.

147 gn round nose plated
6.9 gn VV 3N38
1.169 OAL

This is a compressed load and requires a very long OAL to allow for the amount of powder. You'll need to check your gun's chamber to verify it will accept a cartridge that long.

This is a very hot load so be careful and work up to it, checking for stress along the way. I certainly can't vouch for its safety but it has worked for us and we've fired hundreds of these rounds without incident.



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Originally posted by armored:
Looking for stiff 9mm loads for a carbine. I have 147 gr bullets both jacketed and coated.

I wouldn't put together hot loads with coated bullets. Is your carbine a blowback, or does it have a gas piston (Sig MPX)??
 
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Never understood putting together "hot" loads. There is much to lose and not much gain. It's harder on equipment with the risk of damage or case rupture. And at pistol/carbine distances - little to no gain.

Follow up shots and re-engagement is quicker with a softer load.

With a 147gr projectile - steel falls and rings just the same.

Andrew



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