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Was at the range yesterday and continued my ammo validation that I started some time back when I bought an assortment of different .40. I noticed that Sellier Belot 180 Gr FMJ is remarkably more docile than Federal 135 Gr (?) JHP. In fact the Federal stuff was pretty hard to shoot while the SB was easy. I thought that heavier ammo generally recoils harder but I guess that's not generally true. Of course powder loads can be quite different too.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone else had noticed.

Also took the M38 and fired at some plastic bottles at 100 yds using iron sights. Actually managed to get a few hits on. Impressive little carbine that is.
 

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I’ve noticed the same thing with the .9mm… It’s also more of a boom than a crack with the heavier bullets.
I’m starting to fancy the heavier bullets now that they have improved on bullet designs. I’ve been a light a fast type of guy up till recent. Now I’m heavier and slower…(I am talking bullets here!)
 

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Was just talking to someone about this very thing. I put Federal 135gr 9mm (yes that's the weight) and it kicked harder then the 124gr Speer +P's Can't figure it out. The federals were hydrashock but standard pressure.
 
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