LO: 1070At that altitude (~790 feet ASL) and temperature, the speed of sound is just a shade under 1100fps if I'm mathing right, and most of this ten-shot string did not crack that. In other words, CCI Blazer Brass 115gr is a light-bullet subsonic load, or at least lot # B01W44 is.
Like I noted elsewhere, the Federal American Eagle 115gr from Lucky Gunner appeared to by marginally stouter, judging by differences in the brass ejection patterns and the sound of the report. The chrono bore out my subjective impressions:
LO: 1109A small difference, an average of thirty-eight feet per second, but it made all the difference in the ability of the round to function the weapon.
I also had some 124gr CCI Blazer Brass along. It was pretty tame-feeling...
LO: 1069I experienced one failure-to-eject with the Blazer Brass 124gr, on round #20 of the day (#1220 of the test).
The last FMJ range-type ammo I had with me was a box of Sellier & Bellot 124gr. It was tamer than I would have suspected, given the widely-accepted "Euro ammo is always loaded hotter" meme.
LO: 1086It was also freakishly consistent for inexpensive ball ammo.
|Black Hills 115gr EXP|
First up was Black Hills' offering, a standard-pressure 115gr EXP load.
LO: 1220Those are some pretty respectable numbers, especially in light of the next round in line, Remington's 115gr +P HTP ("High Terminal Performance") jacketed hollow point:
LO: 1206Note that the standard pressure Black Hills is slightly hotter than the Remington, despite the latter being labeled and sold as "+P".
Now for the real "+P": Federal's legendary 115gr +P+ JHP, the 9BPLE load that everybody lusted after in the Nineties...
LO: 1276Speaking of freakish consistency, that's outstanding uniformity from a light bullet driven that hard.
Now a standard-pressure 124gr loading, the Federal 124gr Hydra-Shok JHP, which claims an 1120fps muzzle velocity on the box flap...
LO: 1043Not quite 1120fps, there...
Last up, Federal's P9HST2 147gr HST Tactical load, the only hollow point in this test that was both designed in this millennium and is on DocGKR's approved list.
LO: 956.3Good, consistent numbers typical of Federal quality control on their Premium lines, but...
Anyway, the Canik has now fired 1410 rounds without cleaning or lubing and experienced nine failures to eject and nine failures to feed in the initial fifty, as well as one failure to fire (#221), one failure to lock the slide back (#350), four more failures to eject (#323, #379, #997, #1220), and two more failures to feed (#1312, #1325). 590 rounds to go.