Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:41 AM
I have tried the following and found them all to be very good to spectacular in a variety of handguns.
The only handgun I used for Production was a Glock 17, this is as close to IDPA style shooting I have done, so I will stick to what I am sure of.
147gr Zero JHP 1.125" 3.1gr TG = 875fps, soft easy to manage recoil, quick return to target.
I have substituted the MG 147gr due to shortage of Zero, accuracy was not quite as good but you will not miss the A zone at 50y due to the bullet change.
147gr Polymer Coated Lead 3.2gr V V N320, 5" at 50Y, 1.5 - 2" at 25Y. Slightly softer than TG load above, slightly slower back on target. Cn't recall velocity but made 125pf with a bit to spare.
3.0gr Clays with 147gr JHP = 851fps, Clays proved to be a little too quick with the lead or plated, but you can make 125-127pf easy enough with JHP or similar, accuracy was excellent, but I found no margin for chronograph.
WST too fast as you get to 125pf pressures go a little silly. Accuracy is awesome at 110-115pf, no recoil and nice return, great powder for kids and novices with either Jacketed or Lead
At 127-130pf WSF a little too dirty for my liking, nice and soft but return to target was mushy. Accuracy was good to very good. Push to 140pf and a little above WSF came on very clean, brisk but not too snappy recoil, good accuracy.
Universal Clays is also popular here with some, but I found it a little dirty unless you push it along, way better with Jacketed.
So many guns, so little time.
"For those people who think he's done his time and should be let out, perhaps invite him to their family, their daughters, bounce their kids up and down on his knee and see what they think?"