9mm +p ammo test! expansion pics and flash pics

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  1. packingasubcompact

    packingasubcompact XDTalk 100 Member

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    http://www.rothenbuhler.com/gun/ammo.htm

    Click on the the link in the chart to see the pics. This seemed to be a pretty good review and have some good info for those who are shopping around for defense ammo. :shock:

     
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    one-eyed-fatman XDTalk 10K Member

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    OH rabbit crap. They didn't test any 147 grain.
     
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    thirdtimesthecharm XDTalk 500 Member

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    that federal hst is some amazing stuff, over 200% expansion!
     
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    mccloud0404 XDTalk Newbie

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    I am with one-eyed-fatman. We want 147gr test info :twisted:
     
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    packingasubcompact XDTalk 100 Member

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    I think that the Federal EFMJ's looks pretty awsome once they have expanded. Do you all think they might be a better carry round in the winter months when people wear a lot of heavy clothing?
     
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    I don't know...I've seen tests in which they were fired through clothing into gel and they did not perform wll through clothing.

    brad cook
     
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    packingasubcompact XDTalk 100 Member

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    It seems like every test I review that the Speer 124gr GDHP +p always does the best. Have you all seen the same often?
     
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    I have heard that GoldDot and other JHP ammo does poorly when heavy clothing is work due to fabric filling the cavity at the nose of the bullet and preventing expansion. Federal Hydroshock are supposed to avoid this due to the little tip sticking out. This is all second hand info and I never tested it. Guess we need gelatin in a parka next.
     
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    packingasubcompact XDTalk 100 Member

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    ^ makes sense though, that the rod would prevent it from filling the cavity.
     
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    percentages dont look right for all of those bullets.
     
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    DigMe XDTalk 2K Member

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    I've looked at plenty of tests of the popular defensive ammo and the ones that were done properly have all shown that the Federal Hydrashock (which is a pretty old design) doesn't perform as well as the modern defensive ammo. The ones that have always shown the best results were Speer GD, Winchester Ranger T and Federal Tactical with the Ranger generally getting best marks across the board in both the +p and the 147gr.

    There's a lot of argument about which rounds are the best and whatnot but you won't find anyone who's done their homework saying that any of the 3 above rounds aren't among the best performers.

    Now I have to make this disclaimer for the 10 million people who are waiting to remind me: Training and shot placement is the most important thing.

    I believe in that but I also believe there's no harm in trying to get the best ammo possible.

    brad cook

     

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