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skullcrusher 03-28-2011 12:31 AM

The .40 S&W SD ammo test thread.
 
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Per another thread and much thanks to JPyle for sending me some ammo to test.

First up is the Federal (siver box) 135gr JHP.

Dillinger 03-28-2011 12:38 AM

Damn! That's not bad at all. Almost 6 inches of full penetration with some nice mushrooming.

Thanks to Skull for taking the time and doing the testing.

JD

Gatekeeper 03-28-2011 12:43 AM

Cool! I love test threads.
Thanks Skully!http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h.../thumbs_up.gif

skullcrusher 03-28-2011 12:52 AM

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Next is the much heralded Hornady Critical Defense and basically the reason for the testing. These are 165gr FTX.

Jpyle 03-28-2011 01:03 AM

Ouch...that looks painful. Skully, how wide across are the mushroomed Hornadys, they look like they about doubled in size. Not to pimp the Hornady but I can see where clogging could be an issue with standard HPs, even fired they retain a "cup."

Did you get the handgun for testing or use the Carbine? Sorry for all the questions...:)

skullcrusher 03-28-2011 01:17 AM

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The Federals fragmented, which is never bad measured out at .400" but mushroomed to .670". In increase of 1.675%, impressive. But recovered bullets weighed in at 112gr, not really good for 135gr start.

The Hornady Critical Defense measured .396" but mushroomed to .685" for a really impressive 1.73%. Retained weight was 163.2gr. Definately impressive when coupled with the 9" penetration.

Just for s&g, I shot a 180gr FMJ and it fully penetrated the media and an additional 3" of dry media set up behind the wet papers. That is the bad guy, the wall behind the bad guy and the person behind the wall.

ktmboyz 03-28-2011 01:22 AM

Wow thats impressive results from Hornady... Great testing Skully

jca1 03-28-2011 01:25 AM

oh oh oh do .45's next PLEASE

skullcrusher 03-28-2011 01:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Jpyle (Post 474191)
Ouch...that looks painful. Skully, how wide across are the mushroomed Hornadys, they look like they about doubled in size. Not to pimp the Hornady but I can see where clogging could be an issue with standard HPs, even fired they retain a "cup."

Did you get the handgun for testing or use the Carbine? Sorry for all the questions...:)

Done with the carbine at 25 yards. The pistol could not make it. Still I am impressed with the Hornady's, in the .40 at least.

The .45 185gr FTX at 7 yards. Mushroomed from .446" to .785" an increase of 1.76% but less penetration than my PDX1's and 183.6gr retention vs 229.2gr and 1.70% and over 8" penetration.

skullcrusher 03-28-2011 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jca1 (Post 474212)
oh oh oh do .45's next PLEASE

Search this: .45 Kings Report Thread :D


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