What's the Lightest and Heaviest grain bullet in a 9mm?

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  1. myarmor

    myarmor G&G Newbie

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    I mostly want a heavier bullet but would like to stay with my 9mm.
    Just curious, I haven't seen any thing over 147gr. Is there?
    What is the lightest grain I can get in 9mm?
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    There are several different manufacturers of light wieght "faster" bullets. Aguilla makes some of them. I don't know the specifics right off hand though. The heaviest I have seen is 147 gr though. But there may be heavier that I am not aware of. You start running into expansion problems though when you get heavier then 147. There were stories of 147's that were a little too heavy to achieve the velocity necessary to expand properly upon impact.
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    I'll have to go check out Aguila...
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    Well I saw the 65gr at 1550fps, that's not to bad. I might have to try out those.
    I didn't know that about the 147gr bullets. I guess you would be hard pressed to find anything heavier unless you go to a bigger caliber.
    I know hardly nothing about hand loading. Something I am going to get into very soon I can tell. Especially with what I have in mind with my custom built 700 coming along...
    Like you said about expansion problems then what's the biggest and fastest you could go with hand loads on a 9mm?
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