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I'm about to start loading 9 mm for 3 gun only, so I'm not worried about power factor at all.

I'm going to shoot 147 hp from xtreme bullets

How low of a velocity/power factor are yall comfortable running to knock over 3 gun steel?

I shoot a M&P 9mm, am going to have to change recoil springs for reduced power loads?

I'm still learning so all advice is welcome.

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Regular steel doesn't matter too much.. but some targets benefit from higher power factors. if you have spinners for instance. I always carry 2 types of 9MM now. 130pf and some about 150.. just in case

Im mostly worried about poppers that may be a little heavy.

Do you have to change recoil springs between two loads?

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Regular steel doesn't matter too much.. but some targets benefit from higher power factors. if you have spinners for instance. I always carry 2 types of 9MM now. 130pf and some about 150.. just in case

Im mostly worried about poppers that may be a little heavy.

Do you have to change recoil springs between two loads?

Stock recoil spring should be fine, 150 pf is about the same PF as most 147gr +P Self defense ammo

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springs.. I don't change them.. practice will show if there's any issues.. I'm more concerned about 100% reliability than anything else

poppers.. same thing... we generally don't see those issues as much, but your right, they happen

we'll have spinners every match.. maybe 2-3 spinners between the 4 stages just for the pistol. in my own tests I know how many hits it takes for light 9mm/heavy 9 and 40 to spin them over. so i load the mags and position them accordingly

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Poppers/plates are calibrated to minor. The MGM swinger, though not legal for USPSA, is used at many 3 guns. That benefits from a much higher floor. I used to run my G20 10mm with 200 grain bullets just at 1,000 fps.

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I run a xdm 5.25 with a 124gr bayou bullet that only chrono at 980fps so just under making minor pf. I load it at 1.160 with 3.2g of titegroup. Never have had an issue with small or large poppers or knockdown steel.

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I ran 124 extremes in my g17 with a reduced recoil spring. I always loaded to make minor pf. For me they had better results on steel than factory 115's. I would think that 147's loaded to minor would be similar or even better

Not sure what spring works for the m&p or load data for the heavier bullet

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