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Curious if anyone feeds their P30L 9mm a steady diet of the Winchester 124gr NATO stuff. I picked up a few boxes for the break in period as recommended but wondered if this stuff is OK for consistent range use. If it keeps the P30L running like a top I'll pick up a few more boxes. Love to get some feedback from anyone who has used this stuff regularly. Thanks
 

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I've ran close to 2 thousand rounds of Geco 124gr. It is my understanding that it is loaded around NATO spec. I personally love it. Clean, accurate. However, since the it has a partial steel jacket it will attract a magnet, so it may be a no-no at your range.

 

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Thanks. I keep reading that the P30/P30L loves 124gr stuff and I only have 115gr. The NATO supposedly comes hotter but I wonder is there any other 124gr (non +P, NATO, +P+) that is chrono'd hotter than others? Want the P30L to function as intended and getting the right ammo can be key from what I hear. Primary use is for the range and the purpose is to keep the P30L running flawless.
 

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My understanding is that the P30(L)s are designed for the NATO rd. That is one reason behind the need for a "breakin" before using 115 gr.
 

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Thanks. I keep reading that the P30/P30L loves 124gr stuff and I only have 115gr. The NATO supposedly comes hotter but I wonder is there any other 124gr (non +P, NATO, +P+) that is chrono'd hotter than others? Want the P30L to function as intended and getting the right ammo can be key from what I hear. Primary use is for the range and the purpose is to keep the P30L running flawless.
I put a 9mm FMJ power factor chart in a P30L range report below. It will give you a good idea of how much 9 mm FMJ varies. I would give it a cleaning and put some good oil like Militec-1 and the gun will run the Winchester Nato. Then 115gr, the Geco above is as he said. Good stuff but not indoor range legal. But being steel would go right thru a hog, :wink:....you'll be fine, enjoy your range day.

ps, i will do the same when i get my L and another standard P30s that's on the way....
 
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