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    Reloading subsonic 9 mm 147 gr ... recommendations?

    I have a few suppressors coming next month.

    I have a Dillon 550B that I was going to set up for competition shooting but the cost of subsonic ammo is a lot more expensive than factory ammo.

    Therefore I want to concentrate on subsonic loads.

    What do you recommend for pistol loads for subsonic 9 mm ammo?

    Thank you in advance.


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    Factory subsonics are readily available. Ae9fp and lawmen 147 grain (all 147 and heavier) are subsonic and can be found for $190+$16 shipping. It goes on sale a little cheaper regularly.

    I prefer 115 grain loads for competition and shoot them suppressed unless Im introducing someone to silenced shooting. Its not any louder to me, just not as “impressive” due to the crack. Ymmv.

    If I was going to reload, Id look at barry’s bullets, cant comment on loads though. Good luck if you decide to do it, and let us know what you come up with.

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    I use 3.5 gr WSF under 147 gr plated bullets (Berry’s or HSM) in mixed brass with either Federal or CCI small pistol primers. Off the top of my head, I’m getting just over 900 FPS out of my VP9. I shoot this pistol in competition and prefer the slower recoil impulse (as I perceive, anyway) of the subsonic loads.

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    There is lots of load data for 147's. A very popular load uses Vihta N340 at around 3.8-3.9 gr with whatever flavor of jacketed 147 gr bullet you like. I have run a bunch of this through my Glock 34 and is clean, soft shooting, and quiet. It is also extremely popular with the subgun/suppressor crowd.

    I think Vihta powders are generally too expensive except for pistol stuff - you use alot less powder, and they are so clean and consistent.

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    147 Hi-Tek coated bullet powered by 3.2 - 3.4 grains of VV N320.


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    3.8gr WSF under HiTek coated SNS 147 NLG FP
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