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Offline Rcher

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USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:31:07 PM »
Anybody knows something about this ammo?
http://www.usacsales.com/ammunition/9mm/usac-9mm-lead-free-80gr-b-500rds

Never heard about 80 grain bullet for 9mm caliber  :-\
But $70 for 500 rounds sounds fantastic, and being lead-free is ideal for practice at indoor range.

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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 04:23:05 PM »
1,350 fps muzzle velocity?

From an 80 gr bullet?
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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 04:41:16 PM »
1,350 fps muzzle velocity?

From an 80 gr bullet?

Yes, sounds like .22lr for velocity. But with muzzle energy of 323 ft-lbs it's possible.

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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 05:21:42 PM »
I just noticed, it said it was an 80 gr bullet.

Not a 180 gr bullet.

Sounds like someone stuck a light 380 bullet into a 9mm.  That's even lighter than the 95 gr specialty ammo.

No thanks.  Not interested, at all.
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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 10:21:31 PM »
I've loaded jacketted 'Lead' Speer 90gr FN bullets and shot them in my 75B.  With a mid-range load,  I chrono'd around 1300 feet/sec.  AND that was a VERY snappy recoil with that little bugger. ZING! :)

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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 07:25:15 PM »
The bullet is a alloy made from copper, tin, and zink total lead free with a lead free primer.  I have not fired any yet and it has a funny looking head stamp but the brass looks reloadable.

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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 07:43:28 AM »
A few years back I bought (not enough of them) some lead free bullets from Midway.  Big sale, bought some to try, they worked great in the 9MM and the .357 SIG, and when I went to order more they were out of stock.

Since they are lead free they are lighter and longer than most 9MM bullets.  I think the ones I bought are either 95 grains or 100 grains (would have to check).  Accuracy was comparable to the other reloads I was shooting in my M&P pistols.  I decided to save the rest of them for the .357 SIG pistol.

I know the ones you're asking about are loaded ammo, not bullets to reload.  Just saying that the concept works.  If you do find some to buy/reload, be aware that when seated to the same cartridge over all length the longer bullet will reduce the case volume.  You'll have to find reloading data for that bullet (or develop your own).
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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 12:32:29 PM »
I decided to try these 80gr ammo and made an order. Not interested in reloading, just plinking. They charge $18 (FedEx) for shipment, so overall $88 for 500 rounds. If I like how they shoot, will order more next time :)

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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 01:22:40 PM »
I've also loaded some light 85 grain JHP 9mm Bullets into 9x19mm cases over a charge of Alliant Red Dot and got 1450 fps.  Fun loading!
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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 05:46:03 PM »
I shot some of the 80 grain lead free ammo today, it ran fine in my Rami and my Sig p938 and I had 1 failure to fire and 1 failure to lock the slide back on my P07. The ammo shot to POA on both CZ's and about 3" low with the Sig. at 7 and 10 yards. Most of the brass ejected to the front due to it's very light recoil. The recoil was very much like my Sig P238 380 acp hand loads.

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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 07:34:16 PM »
Ok, I tried this ammo today, shot 50 rounds with Beretta 92FS and Sarsilmaz Mega. I felt almost zero recoil, but accuracy was not the best. I have much better accuracy with 124gr loads which I like most of all. Next time I will compare it with Freedom Munitions 115gr loads. No fails to load and fails to fire so far.

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Re: USAC: 9MM LEAD-FREE 80gr RN/TMJ
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 05:48:18 PM »
Shot another 200 rounds of USAC 80gr since last time.
I' say it is decent ammo for plinking and with very light recoil the accuracy is good. I'm thinking about ordering 1000 rounds next time ($0.14 per round for brass cased ammo, can't find cheaper). The bullet is shorter than usual 9mm, but no failures to feed or fire on my Sarsilmaz Mega and Beretta 92fs. Also it is more clean that Freedom Munitions. much less carbon residue, not saying about lead :)

 

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