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Popular 9mm Bullet Lengths
« on: March 15, 2014, 08:41:47 PM »
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Gentlemen, we are still seeking 9mm bullet length data to add to this listing. The very first post has been edited to contain all the contributed suggestions on the follow-up pages. Post #1 has been reformatted for easier editing. A more "printer friendly" version can be found on page 5.

To calculate the bullet seating depth of a 9x19 Luger cartridge use this formula... [Bullet Length + 0.745] - Cartridge OAL



I've found knowing various bullet lengths useful in developing new loads by type (Plated/Jacketed), weight, nose shape and a known seating depth for that weight bullet.

If other Manufacturers, weights and types of of bullet are posted,  I'll try to add to this list----or not. :D

9mm Luger BULLET LENGTHS

ACME LengthCoated lead
124 RN.568
147 TCFP.649
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Bayou BulletsLength
124 RN.572New grooveless design
124 TCG.558
135 RN.633
147 FP.675
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Bear CreekLengthPlain lead
135 RN.628
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Berry's PlatedLengthPlated
115 RN.557
124 HBRN-TP.619
124 HBFP-TP.555
124 RN.588
124 FP.530
124 HP.569Target HP
124 HHP.535Hybrid HP
130 RN.58838Super
135 RN.60538Super
147 RN.670
147 HP.623
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BBILengthBlack Bullets International
125 RN.599Old style w/ groove
135 RN.624
147 FP.665Old style w/ groove
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Blue BulletsLength
125 RN.606
147 RN.679
147 FP.665
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Bullet WorksLength
125 CNBB.616
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DG BulletsLengthCoated lead
147 TC.647same as MBC 147
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FalconLength
125 CN.610
147 FP.672
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HornadyLength
90 XTP.449
115 HAP.540
115 FMJ RN.548
115 XTP.552
124 XTP.574
125 HAP.572
147 XTP.650
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Missouri Bullet CoLengthCoated & uncoated lead
124 RN.573Small Ball
125 FP.623Cone
125 SWC.624Actual weight 128gr
135 RN.622IDP#8 (.357)
147 FP.671
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Montana Gold Length
115 JHP.549
121 IFP.572concave base
124 JHP.579
124 CMJ.593
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NoslerLength
125 JHP.545
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Power BondLength
115 RN.555
124 RN.587
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Precision DeltaLength
124 JHP.583
124 FMJ.595
124 FMJ (.356).603
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Precision MolyLength
125 FP.575
147 FP.665
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RanierLengthPlated
115 RN.556
115 HP.515Discounted for concave base
124 HP.547Discounted for concave base
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Rocky Mntn (RMR)Length
124 RN.577Plated
124 FP.556Plated
124 JHP.560Blunt-nose jacketed
147 RN.667Plated
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SierraLength
95 JFN.411
125 FMJ.575
125 JHP.547
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SNS Coated Length
125 FP.556
125 RN.583
135 RN .626
147 FP.651
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SpeerLength
115 Gold Dot.525
124 Gold Dot.561
147 Gold Dot.650
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Winchester Length
115 FMJ.565
124 FMJ.599
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XtremeLengthPlated
115 HP.506
124 HP.536
124 RN.583
124 FP.525
135 RNFP.602
135 HP.579
147 RN.669
147  RN-HPCB.668
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ZeroLength
124 FMJ.590
125 JHP.566
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« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 09:08:23 AM by Wobbly »

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 01:46:35 PM »
Xtreme

124 HP  0.536

124 RN  0.583

147 RN  0.669
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 05:55:36 PM »
BBI 135 RN  .624"
SNS 125 FP  .556"
Berry's plated 147 RN  .67"
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 09:17:20 PM »
Berry's 124grn HP  .569
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 09:29:52 PM »
 8)

Guys,  do me a favor as formatting this is a PITA.  I'm clumsy with the computer at the best of times.
Provide your info , single spaced, "Weight"--number only (124), Nose type (RN), Length (.XXX)   
EG.:  Berry's, 
124 RN    .XXX"
130 FP     .XXX"

After I add your enties to the first post,  please double check them for accuracy.  The modify page doesn't always format the same when save is hit. ::)   

Good stuff to have available.
               
« Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 10:10:26 PM by 1SOW »

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 12:02:42 PM »
Berry's Plated
124 FP .530"

Missouri Bullet Company (Lead)
147 FP .671"

The Bullet Works (Lead)
125 CN BB .615"


Note:  CN BB = Cone Nose Bevel Base
The Lead bullets from The Bullet Works varied widely from .609" to .623"
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 09:30:36 PM »
Riptide,

Can you check your Berry's HP again?  I'm out of them now, but sure thought they were shorter than that.  I wonder if they were .590" instead of .690".
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 09:42:22 PM »
I'm gpoing from memory of 9 sample bullets,  and I believe you're correct.  They weren't near that long.

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 03:17:17 AM »
Berry's
115 RN .557
         
Xtreme
135 RNFP .602         
147 RN-HPCB .668

BBI
125 RN .599
147 FP .669




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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 10:58:38 PM »
Be careful saving too soon.  Some corrections will come.
We need confirmation on the Berry's 124JHP now.

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 03:07:39 AM »
Be careful saving too soon.  Some corrections will come.

Corrections AND more bullets.  I have 115gr HAP and Missouri Bullet 125gr SWC at home that I haven't measured yet.  ;)

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 04:05:01 PM »
I have that MBC SWC too---as yet unopened.  ;)

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2014, 12:09:28 AM »
Blue Bullet Coated
125 RN    .606"
147 FP     .665"

These had more bullet to bullet variation than I've seen before.   RN were .600 to .612.   FP were .662 to .670.   Nothing else I've checked had more than a .004" ES for 10 bullets.
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2014, 12:16:27 AM »
That is a LOT of length variation.

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2014, 02:33:49 AM »
That is a LOT of length variation.

My BBI 135 had a spread of .011.


Well, I find all this information about the blue bullets annoying, mostly because I ordered 500 each of those two Blue Bullets earlier today.    :P