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Old 08-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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I read somewhere that it would be recommended to use a heavier 124gr ammo versus 115 for couple hundred rounds to break-in the spring. Is this true? I found some Sellier & Bellot rounds that are good priced. Any issues with that brand? Did anybody use Herter's from Cabelas?
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I have never heard that about a P226. It should do fine with whatever quality factory ammo you use in it from round 1.

I do know that the Federal Champion that you see at Walmart and other places is about the lowest powered 9MM ammo you can get. Even with that I never had a problem with my P226.
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I was told by Sig Customer Service that the SP2022 would benefit by working out the recoil spring with 124gr for the first several hundred rounds, then fire whatever. I can't speak for the 226.
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I know my 938 hated anything but 147s we will see once she comes back from the factory
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226 or 2022 should function perfectly with 115, 124, 147. Any of them.
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I think it should/better eat any garbage ammo you put through it. 226/229 are not ammo picky.
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After watching that Doc talk about gun shot wounds on the other thread....I just went out and got a box of Federal Premium 9mm, 147 grain Hydra-Shok JHP. I feel better. hahahaha
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I have an older P226, and feeds and shoots anything and everything I have given it... I only feed it factory ammo...
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I know my 938 hated anything but 147s we will see once she comes back from the factory
What are you having changed?
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What are you having changed?
whatever the factory decides. I set it back under warrantee. typically they polish the feed ramp and replace /upgrade the extractor
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My P226 has eaten everything I've fed it, much of it 115 gr practice ammo. It's done fine.
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My P226 has eaten everything I've fed it, much of it 115 gr practice ammo. It's done fine.
ditto with my 225
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I think it should/better eat any garbage ammo you put through it. 226/229 are not ammo picky.
Agreed!!

I take whatever ammo my son's CZ is having a problem with and my P226 shoots perfect with it. Annoys the hell out oh him though.
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