Ammo for the P64

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Ammo for the P64

Post by rmeron » February 16th, 2008, 9:06 pm

I was reading the manual that came with my P64,it states that the muzzle velocity is 1017 fps with a 71 gr bullet.
Execpt for the CorBon powerball I've never heard of a 9x18 bullet being that light.

What gives????

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Post by nbender » February 16th, 2008, 10:12 pm

That 71-grain statement has been established to be a missprint. The velocity is right but the bullet weight should be 93 - 94-grains.

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Post by rmeron » February 17th, 2008, 6:42 am

Thanks nbender.

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Post by kempin » February 17th, 2008, 9:00 am

We had a discussion about 18 months or so about this.

In all fairness, the 71 grain statement has been THEORIZED to be a misprint--and reasonably so. I don't think any actual evidence was brought to support that theory other than the fact that no one has found any 71 grain ammo from the 1960s.

Personally, I am inclined to the romantic theory that the p-64 may have been designed for a lighter bullet that was subsequently vetoed by the com-bloc powers that were. That would explain the fact that p-64 is somewhat abusive with a heavier bullet at that speed.

Not important, of course, but personally, I would be very intrigued to see how a somewhat lighter bullet would perform in the p-64. Anyone out there make custom bullet molds?

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Post by torpeau » February 17th, 2008, 11:34 am

Not important, of course, but personally, I would be very intrigued to see how a somewhat lighter bullet would perform in the p-64. Anyone out there make custom bullet molds?
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The Pow'RBall people claim their 70 gr goes at 1250 fps in 9x18 w/ 242 ft. lbs of energy.
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