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Old 03-28-2011, 03:01 AM   #11
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VERY nice Skully!!

Props to you and to the .40!

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VERY nice Skully!!

Props to you and to the .40!
Thanks, Brian. I do believe that I will be buying some of the Hornady Critical Defense in .40 S&W. Seriously, I was impressed with them. Not my first line of defense, but there if needed. Great expansion, weight retention and penetration. The energy transfer and wound channel will put down most men in no time, imo. I would love to see some testing done on other ammo like we did for the .45 Kings.
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Good stuff my friend. As my Sig P239 in .40 is one of my carry guns, this test is quite timely. It's currently loaded with 165gr Gold Dots but I think I may pick up a box of Critical Defense as I'm impressed with your findings...

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Again, the credit goes to JPyle for providing the ammo and to NGIB for finding the fps chart . I would like to see other brands tested as well. The difference between the Federals and the Hornays is like night and day. I would not be surprised to find out that other high end defense rounds perform just as well as the Hornadys. I shot the fmj to see how much over penetration there would be and I was not surprised to see the bullet travel though all of the testing media.

I had fun. Let's see some testing of other fortys.

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Skull, did I read this right? The new Hornandy ammo in your .45 was less effective in terms of ballistic penetration than the stuff you tested in the other thread?

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Skull, did I read this right? The new Hornandy ammo in your .45 was less effective in terms of ballistic penetration than the stuff you tested in the other thread?

* Wonders if JD is contemplating a Nighthawk in .40 S&W *
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Negative. I have a Sig in .40S&W. I was just wondering if I was reading Skull's report correctly. I love my Ranger's, but was interested in this new round. If it isn't going as deep into the bad guy, that is my opinion, is a bad thing and I wil stick with the Rangers.
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Skull, did I read this right? The new Hornandy ammo in your .45 was less effective in terms of ballistic penetration than the stuff you tested in the other thread?
Yes, JD, but they are apples and oranges. I tested JPyle's 185gr here. The other thread was full 230 grains. But there was a full one inch less penetration with the 185gr.
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