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Posted: 9/1/2002 7:46:46 AM EDT
I have a bunch of the 223 55gr fmj and hollow points and I was wondering if either of these rounds will fragment when you test them in geletin?
Link Posted: 9/1/2002 7:53:29 AM EDT
Just do a little searching before you hit that post button, I'll bet you find most answeres in the ammo FAQ at the top of the page. If you want more specific answers, thy this on for size... Its all here (well, practically!)

To answer your question in brief... not hardly. Here's the proof;
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=135926
Link Posted: 9/1/2002 2:20:33 PM EDT
The Wolf ammo is no good for fragmentation. If you want cheap ammo that will fragment, about the cheapest thing out there is some of the M193 spec stuff. Again LC or Q3131A and IMI are the best of these. Due to age, South African would probably be less desirable but still good as long as it fires. Then of course you have the heavier commercial loads such as Winchester Supreme Power Point Plus that does a good job, but is much more expensive.

I would not recommend Wolf ammo for defensive use. Use M193 or some of the other good loads. But of course you can plink with the Wolf and in a bad situation the Wolf would be better than throwing rocks at the burglars I suppose! But find something better for serious use. At least buy a few boxes of the good stuff....keep the Wolf for plinkin and back-up ammo.
Link Posted: 9/1/2002 4:35:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
Just do a little searching before you hit that post button, I'll bet you find most answeres in the ammo FAQ at the top of the page. If you want more specific answers, thy this on for size... Its all here (well, practically!)

To answer your question in brief... not hardly. Here's the proof;
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=135926



You asked about both FMJ and HP. We haven't tried hollowpoint yet but I suspect it will be less than impressive given the FMJ's performance. We also haven't tried 62 grain wolf, but I doubt that will do any real fragmenting either.
Link Posted: 9/1/2002 8:41:58 PM EDT
well thanks for getting back to me, although the results aren't very good I doubt a badguy wouldn be laughing at the wolf 223 it still looks like it would mess them up.
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 12:07:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
well thanks for getting back to me, although the results aren't very good I doubt a badguy wouldn be laughing at the wolf 223 it still looks like it would mess them up.



I wouldn't rely on that.

Use M193.
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