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I can't find any statistics on Remington pistol ammo on the net. Federal posts energy, velocity, etc. on their website, but Remington is mute.

Any suggestions?

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Methinks it's not up to date. At the bottom of that page is the note "*New for 2001."

I expect that most of the listings are accurate, but there have probably been additions and changes to the line since then.
 
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I think Ray was just being helpful. But the older stats for me are fine. . .at the moment I was specifically interested in the 115 grain 9mm JHP stuff, which Remington has made for a ****'s age.

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Hello. I agree. Simply stating that the data is a few years old is not trying to dampen spirits or information in my view.

When I did research for my book on 9mm ammunition, I chronographed some of the older Remington 115-gr. JHP +P vs. the newer version which is sold under the name, "Express". Based on 10 shots fired 10' from the chronograph screens, I got the following from a Browning Mk III w/standard factory bbl:

Average Velocity:

"Old 115-gr. JHP": 1256 ft/sec (ES: 34, SD: 12)

"New 115-gr. JHP": 1264 ft/sec (ES: 64, SD: 18)


This is the older version. It worked well for me out of several 9mm pistols and I wouldn't be adverse to using it for serious purposes today.


Here is the current version. It has fed and shot well in a couple of Hi Powers and a CZ75 as well as other 9mm pistols. The expanded bullet was recovered from super-saturated newsprint.


It has grouped pretty well for me at 25 yards and I suspect that it is probably capable of better accuracy than I demonstrated in the picture.

I don't have all Remington loads, but if you will post any that you are specifically interested in, I'll post what I have here if I have data on that load.

Best.
 
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Thanks, Steve. . .I don't shoot the "P" designated ammo. . .my Hi-Powers are circa 1970s.

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Hello. The standard velocity Remington 115-gr. JHP specs out about 1150 ft/sec and chronograph results have been within 20 ft/sec either above or below that figure in the batches I've checked, depending upon lot number. In 9mm and .45 ACP, it's been my observation that Remington ammo tends to actually be very close to the listed nominal velocity.

In standard pressure "old techology" JHP's, which I still frequently use, I've had awfully good luck with Federal's Classic 115-gr. JHP. In several of my 9mm pistols it is the most accurate load I've shot. In others, the Remington 115-gr. +P JHP has been at the head of the list. I don't shoot the Remington standard velocity 115-gr. JHP very much in recent years having gone to the Federal a while back to the tune of several cases, but recall that it groups pretty darned well and has fed reliably for me.

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