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LeifD
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Posted - June 27 2017 :  02:58:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hot day, around 95 degrees, dry

6 inch S&W 686 .347

158 grain freedom munitions flat point New, not reman.

15 shot avg = 1199 fps


Independence 158 jsp, (I suspect same as American Eagle JSP)

7 shot avg = 1387 fps

Glock 34, 5.2 inch

"9mm Nato" 124 grain fmj from freedom munitions

PMC 158 grain jsp

10 shot avg = 1347

Fiocchi .357 125 grain jsp

11 shot avg = 1,466 fps


, new. Nato cross Appears to be fiocchi, with 'CFL'

14 shot avg = 1,156 fps

Brown Bear 9mm 115 grain fmj. Ubiquitous Russian Lacquer coated steal cased

15 shot avg = 1233 fps


On another day, with temp about 50 Degrees

On Another day.... tested same Independence 158, it was about 50 degrees,
158 .357 Independence ran at 1339 fps, 14 shot avg; Freedom 158 fmj/flat point 10 shot avg = 1173 fps


I also shot PMC 150 grain SFHP[/b]. on this day with the 50 degree-ish weather. My 8 shot avg (again, out of 6 inch 686) was 1130 fps.

Conclusions. Independence 158 jsp is a 'full house' .357 load, and it feels like it. 158 PMC jsp is close behind.

fiocchi 125 jsp isn't too watered down either, it was consistently around 1450, (albeit a hot day and 6 inch barrel) I have shot 115 9mm fiocchi a couple of years ago that was really weak, which is too bad because 7 years ago it was hot.


The 150 grain pmc SFHP is weak. No bones about it. I've Chrono'd it previously too. It really is substantially weaker, and feels like it when compared against 158 grainer's, even the 158 jsp from PMC. Best not to invest in it- unless someone is aware of unique expansion abilities, and that person appreciates low recoil

I am not real confident in my chrono abilities, but for what it is worth the 158, and separately chrono'd 125 (around 1300 fps) from freedom munitions (new) did seem consistent. Though not uber powerful.

Evan
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Posted - June 27 2017 :  11:18:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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