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Favorite JHP brand?

  • Federal HST

    Votes: 6 18.2%
  • Winchester Ranger-T or PDX1

    Votes: 8 24.2%
  • Speer Gold Dot

    Votes: 10 30.3%
  • Remington Golden Saber

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Corbon DPX

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • Hornady Critical Defense

    Votes: 4 12.1%
  • Other--plz list

    Votes: 2 6.1%
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Now that I've had a chance to play with different calibers, I would have to ask ..."which?". Or is this a strictly generic question? For my G22, I'd have to say Winny bonded pdx1, 165 gn. For my 10mm (still haven't tried the Swampfox Don), Federal Premium Vital Shok Ammunition 180 grn. Haven't yet fiet any JHPs through my 9mm. For my 22wmr, have to say Winny Supreme - 34 grain JHP. I have observed that CCI 40 gn hollows do NOT expand at all passing clean through a phone book with ZERO expansion! Surprised the heck out of me to see that!!
 

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Now that I've had a chance to play with different calibers, I would have to ask ..."which?". Or is this a strictly generic question? For my G22, I'd have to say Winny bonded pdx1, 165 gn. For my 10mm (still haven't tried the Swampfox Don), Federal Premium Vital Shok Ammunition 180 grn. Haven't yet fiet any JHPs through my 9mm. For my 22wmr, have to say Winny Supreme - 34 grain JHP. I have observed that CCI 40 gn hollows do NOT expand at all passing clean through a phone book with ZERO expansion! Surprised the heck out of me to see that!!
if you could only pic one to use in your 9mm/40cal/45, which would it be :)
 

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I am liking the Hornady Critical Defense so far so that is my answer.
 

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My super ballistic advanced testing through phone books gave me better expansion with the pdx1 than the hornady...tested both 3 weeks ago. Of course, this IS "super ballistic advanced testing through phone books" lol
that's cool! i whish i had a place i could do some ballistic tests. i want to fill the milk jugs with water and torn newspaper (poor man's ballistic gelatin lol).

thanks for sharing your results. any info is appreciated. post some pics of the expanded rounds if you're able to. :)
 

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I like the Speer Gold Dots... I don't have anything to base my opinion on other than sfguard recommended them a while ago... I have shot them in my Glocks and they shoot fine, but I have never done any shooting that actually evaluated the hollowpoint characteristics...

Looking forward toy your results, GlockNewb...
 

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Regular Corbon, doesn't have to be DPX. My carry 26 and my house 21 have Corbon PowRballs coming out of the tube first followed by 115 Corbon HPs and 230 Corbon HPs respectively. For .45, the Corbon 165 grain HPs are a good defensive round. My favorite .45 handload was 200 grain total copper jacketed conical bullets at 1100 fps. Could never buy something like that; not even from Corbon.
 

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I have Ranger 127+p+ and Federal 147 HST.... both shoot fine in my G17, but I prefer the Rangers.
 

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Day in the desert with balistic samples.

Target frame cost $.50. (Home Depot cut off wood)
Target frame stand $0.00 (PVC pipe from when I re-did the sprinklers)
Time to make 15 mins. Is reusable.

Stand is 1ea 1" X 4" ripped with table saw to make 2ea 1" X 3/4" legs and
2 rails to staple targets to.

Balistics test material (highly scientific, lol) 4ea 1 gallon milk jugs filled with water
and frozen.

Rounds tested into milk jugs
1. Remington Green and yellow box 155 gr JHP 40 cal S&W

2. Federal blue box 180 gr JHP 40 cal S&W

3. Winchester Bonded PDX1 165 gr JHP 40 cal S&W

4. Hornady 180 gr XTP JHP 40 cal S&W

Hornady and Winchester went totally through the jugs. No slugs found
Federal went half way through and went to pieces with inadequate expansion.
Remington faired the best IMO by fully expanding and stopping 1" from the backside.

The Remington round is the least expensive of the bunch, provided the best (visable) expansion,
and did not suffer from over penetration.

Distance from the target jugs was 15 yrds, aimed center mass
of the jugs while bench resting across a table to ensure best consistancy of center hits.

Photos are terrible, I know, cheap cam...

And no, the truck was not parked there during shooting...

http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff491/glocknewb/
 
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