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Posted: 9/21/2001 6:26:39 AM EST
So we recently had the debate of the best weight for a 9mm. I do prefer the heavier 147gr but have now considered the lighter 124gr for increased speed and expansion. Likewise, I prefer a 230gr (mil standard) .45 Speer Golddot round over a lighter round. The 230gr is much slower than a 200gr or 185gr, and the expansion is also less. Any more info on this topic?
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 6:30:26 AM EST
I also prefer a 230gr FMJ .45. Hardball drops'em all!
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 6:33:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2001 6:32:17 AM EST by 308win]
There is a lot of personal preference and application specific choices here. Personally, I use Federal Premium Hydrashock (230gr.) in my carry weapon. For target/plinking, I use standard ball ammo. For serious target (i.e., bullseye) competition, I have had good success with 185gr. Federal Gold Medal. Just my $0.02
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 6:33:16 AM EST
I work in doors and overpenatration is an issue to me. so I use a frangable 185grn .45APC Winchester Silver Tips normaly. I want to try the new augula 115grn .45 ACP its supposed to be a good round that wont overpenatrate but is a fast light round who knows.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 7:02:56 AM EST
Like Burn, I carry silvertips for CCW. For recreational shooting, I use a 230gr lead round nose. I can load those for $3 per 50.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:02:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:05:50 AM EST
230 gr.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:07:35 AM EST
230grn. Black Talons (the originals) Mike
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:09:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By 308win: There is a lot of personal preference and application specific choices here. Personally, I use Federal Premium Hydrashock (230gr.) in my carry weapon. For target/plinking, I use standard ball ammo. For serious target (i.e., bullseye) competition, I have had good success with 185gr. Federal Gold Medal. Just my $0.02
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I have a Kimber .45 and use the same. I shoot IDPA and shoot 200gr. I do that because I reload my ammo for shooting and can use a lighter load for faster shooting.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 9:50:29 AM EST
Remington Golden Sabers in any weight but I prefer the 185 +p.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 9:56:45 AM EST
230 gr. FMJ Hardball
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 10:16:14 AM EST
230gr GDHP Speer Gold dot. The "Flying Ash Tray" for CCW. 200gr LSWC for practice Clinth
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 10:29:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By mr_wilson: 230grn. Black Talons (the originals) Mike
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Yup. Went out the night that the anti's started trashing these rounds on one of the "60 Minutes" type shows. Bought my local gun shop's entire inventory. "Hollow Points, when you care to send the very best......." HoldHard
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 11:06:09 AM EST
230 grain FMJ and for my JHP sierra 185 grain
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 1:39:48 PM EST
My favorites are 200 grain SWC. W
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 2:16:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2001 2:18:18 PM EST by cyrax777]
for defence almost any 230 grain hollowpoint practice 230 grain ball good and cheap
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 3:05:28 PM EST
250 grn Nos. in my .45......COLT! Gotta be specific, there are a number of .45's. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 3:29:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By cyrax777: for defence almost any 230 grain hollowpoint practice 230 grain ball good and cheap
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Ditto...
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 8:19:35 PM EST
I'm with 308Win, Federal 230gr Hydrashocks or 230gr Rem Golden Sabers for carry and practice with whatever 230gr hardball is the best deal at the time.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 9:00:06 PM EST
Has anyone tried the Triton Quick-Shok ammunition? It's not only a hollow point it's also pre-cut so it will fragment. It looks like a really mean round. They have a 165gr and 230gr round, both +P. [url]www.triton-ammo.com/products/QuikShok.html[/url] [img]http://www.triton-ammo.com/products/images/BSQSColor.jpg[/img]
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