Paladin1 said:I really doubt you'll need any kind of a break-in period.
The terms "equalibrium point in wear" and "break in period" are the same.:biglaugh:Paladin1 said:I wanted to make sure all the parts had reached an equlibrium point in their wear before having the trigger lightened to 4#.
I thoroughly clean, inspect and re-lube all my new pistols before a single round goes down range.Trade_Sniper said:How many rounds are you supposed to shoot through it before the first cleaning?
Shoot whatever you want to "break in" a gun. FMJ is simply cheaper and most people like to save money.Trade_Sniper said:Are you supposed to shoot FMJ through a new gun first? If so, how many rounds before you can start testing JHP for carry rounds?
Higher manf. & Q/C costs, R&D costs, etc...Why are JHP rounds so much higher than FMJ? Looks like it would be less material, I'm guessing because it takes more work to make the HPs projectile?
A "grain" is a unit of measure equal to 1/7000th of a pound. Bullets of lower weights have higher velocity because it is easier to move a lighter weight object than a heavier one. However, a heavier projectile moving slower typically hits with more force. Grains are also used to measure the weight of a powder charge but are not listed on factory ammo.Can someone explain to me what 'grain' is? From the little bit of ballistic data I've seen, it looks like the lower number grain has a higher velocity. Is grain just the weight of the projectile? Does the powder mix have any bearing on the 'grain' designator?
A pressure that exceedes SAAMI (a standards organization) pressure specifications. Typically from an excesses of powder, or in some cases, too little.What is a 'hot load'? How is it 'hotter' than a regular load?
A higher pressure load producing higher velocity that comparable weighted non+P loads.How is a +P different from a standard load? Is this considered a hot load?
Actually thanks for asking these questions for the rest of us newbies. My (first) SA PX9152L is in the mail and I never knew you should strip and clean a gun right out of the box. I'm also interested in the products folks here recommend for cleaning and oiling.Trade_Sniper said:Sorry for the newb questions.
No problem. I didn't know it myself until I started asking questions on here. I did see that piece of info in another post though. This is how we learn, search, read and if you don't find what you're looking for, ask.trane said:Actually thanks for asking these questions for the rest of us newbies. My (first) SA PX9152L is in the mail and I never knew you should strip and clean a gun right out of the box. I'm also interested in the products folks here recommend for cleaning and oiling.
Being a newb, I'm not familiar with that brand, but I'm sure someone else here is. Today, I saw $19/100 for Winchester White Box 230gr FMJ at wally world, so that's within $5 per 1000. So its definitely not a bad price.By the way I've found some of that S&B .45 ammo for $185/1000 is that a good price?