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Posted: 9/6/2010 2:28:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 2:29:11 PM EDT by portagee]
Looking at the ammo stash and thinking that I'd like to have something that would be better barrier penetrator (specifically window glass-car bodies) than the Hornady 68 and 75 gr OTM bullets I now load. Paying $20 bucks a box for the Fusion/TRU loads is a budget killer for me
I considered buying some of the Federal XMAE223SP floating around but thought I'd rather handload some 60 gr Partitions for that purpose as the continued supply of the XMAE223 is iffy.
Is the 60gr Nosler a decent compromise between performance and cost for the above stated purpose?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 3:27:40 PM EDT
Just get a box of 62 gr Barnes TSX and call it a day. It is very unlikely you will need more than a mag full if SHTF.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 3:53:21 PM EDT
I'm looking for some decent components myself for the same reason.

Looking here:

http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#.223

It states that the 60 gr Nosler Partition JSP is GTG for barrier penetration.

You haven't mentioned what twist your running but I'm guessing if you already load 68gr and 75gr, stabilizing 60gr isn't going to be an issue.
I'd be interested in seeing what loads you work up and how they perform.

Only having one mag for barrier penetration really doesn't make sense. If it works stack it up.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:11:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:26:28 PM EDT
Even though I carry a .357 Sig appropriately loaded for windshield/car bodies, the times I feel we may be exposed to a hostile in a vehicle we always have AR's along.
Might as well have them suitably loaded.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:07:03 AM EDT
I have Barnes TSX in 70, 62, 55, & 53gr, at least a 100 of each and about 500 of the 70gr, if that wont stop what ever your shooting at you might want to call for help.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:33:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:09:05 PM EDT
6.8 Inside


gets the job done on barriers, great range, great at CQB - just a little more $$$ per round once you get a barrel, bolt and a few mags.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:46:47 PM EDT
Heard a rumor; 7.62 turns cover into concealment...
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:09:13 AM EDT
Since 7.52 isn't an option in this thread I guess that answer doesn't help much...

Is the 60gr Nosler partition a good choice for us mere civilian mortals to hand load for barrier penetration ?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:18:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:43:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AeroE:
If SHTF you won't be searching through piles of specialty ammunition, you'll shoot what you can get into your rifle right now.



...+1
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:55:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tedfs:

Is the 60gr Nosler partition a good choice for us mere civilian mortals to hand load for barrier penetration ?


That's what the FBI was using for awhile, may still be. The contract ran out on the Federal 62gr tactical bonded and the new ammo had the 60gr partition.

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