Hornady HP/XTP Bullets

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    Inspector

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    I was trying to get some Federal hollowpoints for reloading via mailorder. Everyone seemed to be sold out. Has anyone tried the Hornady HP/XTP 155 grain bullets for the .40S&W?

     
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    Ive used the JHP/XTP in 147gr in my 9mm. They shoot great. I was a little disapointed in their expansion after going thru 5in of plywood. But plywood may not be the best thing to get bullets to expand.
    I did shoot some tight groups with it though.
     
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    Hello all,
    Fellow XD lover and I am looking forward to gaining much info from this site.
     
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    That would be becase Federal doesn't make their own bullets for reloading. The Hornady XTP is one of the most accurate bullets I have loaded in any caliber. A bit pricey for practice though.
    LT. you can not test expansion in solid matl. Th ebest bet is bal.gel, soaking wet phonebooks or newspaper or just water.
     
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    HP are designed to expand in wet things, ie....bad guys !!
     
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    Yep the are designed to punch through barriers such as plywood, glass, heavy clothing sheet metal and then expand in a BG.
     
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    use the 155jhp in my reloads 6.5 unique wsp 1.125 oal.
     
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    shoot some in milk jugs with water
     
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    I used some 180gr XTPs in .40. Very accurate - but were way spendy regular price at the time. I got them on a 50% off sale when Wally Mart quit selling reloading gear. I now use Zero JHPs for competion.
    I usually order from Angus Hobdel at CZ Custom 40 S&W or Powder Valley Powder Valley, Inc. whichever has them in stock. Powder Valley prices do not include shipping but it works out close to the same.
     
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    Inspector

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    Doh! I know that... Been reloading for years... I meant Speer Gold dot... Had Federal primers dancing around in my head at the time.


    Hmm... I just visited a site that showed them with good expansion but little weight loss. Wish I could remember the guys site address... He must be retired, it was amazing how much test data he had compiled.
     

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