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Posted: July 11 2017 at 11:56am | IP Logged Quote RazorBlade

Hi, I own a 9 mm pistol and I was wondering if a heavier bullet is better for bowlingpin competition. I could use e.g. 147 grain bullets in stead of the standard 124 grain bullets that I normally use. Is it also better to use a stronger of softer load? Stronger might kick the pins over better but causes for more recoil.
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Posted: July 12 2017 at 3:53pm | IP Logged Quote joed

I used to shoot bowling pins with a 9mm.   My favorite load has
always been the 147 gr for this cartridge.   The reasoning is 115 gr is
a plinking load and 124 and 147 gr are for serious work.

On the range I belonged to we had to use lead for pins. My bullet
was the 147 gr Lyman, it never failed.

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Posted: July 12 2017 at 7:37pm | IP Logged Quote JD45

It depends on the type of match.

Real Bowling pin matches from the 80's like Second Chance, were a 4x8' table. the pin had to leave the table.
so, the winners used .44cal and up.
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Posted: July 12 2017 at 7:46pm | IP Logged Quote JD45

Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_DyN96_8I#t=910.0


Good times.
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Posted: July 16 2017 at 5:52pm | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

JD45 wrote:
Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_DyN96_8I#t=910.0


Good times.


Neat video. Thanks!

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Posted: July 17 2017 at 5:21am | IP Logged Quote JD45

I was actually wrong about smaller calibers at that shoot. Richard Davis had so many events, you could shoot anything.

The table for the nines put the pins closer to the back edge. Just about every top shooter online has said that his match was the most fun anywhere.
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