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The .40 S&W SD ammo test thread.

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:55 PM   #21
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That I understood, but wanted to confirm. The light rounds should have been traveling faster though, with less surface area, so it lead me to believe coming in almost a full inch short means they are dispersing all their energy earlier in the target.

Not a big deal if you carry them in Miami and the BG has on a Tommy Bahama button up.

It's another story entirely if the guy has on two shirts, a flannel and a Carhartt jacket due to weather.

Thanks for taking the time to do the test and post the results. Thanks to JPyle for providing the test ammo on short notice.

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:28 PM   #22
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Well said.

Personally I prefer the 230gr SD stuff. I was impressed with several brands in the 45 Kings testing. I was not very impressed with the ones I tested this time considering I tested them at 7 yards with a full size 1911. The expansion and weight retention was great, but not enough penetration. Like you said, expansion and energy transfer happening early in the target.
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