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Old 01-01-2013, 03:32 PM   #11
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It is a varmint round. Any round you have in your hand at the time is a protection round. Funny, but in all of my 62 years, I have never needed a firearm for protection. It is talked about on this forum like a firearm is needed for protection by everyone everyday.
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Only 1 in 50,000 will need it. But there's that pesky problem of not knowing who that 1 will be.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #12
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OH, ok, I get it.
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Its a better self defense round than the much hyped M855 which tends to over penetrate.

The M855 was designed to cycle the M249 SAW and to penetrate WARPAC light armor and helmets at 1000 meters.

In return it leaves a lot of other things on the table.

Dont get me wrong M855 is not a bad round and I stock some of it myself, but that fast varmit round will serve you quite well for protection.
Any Hornady round is consoidered a premium round and one measure of how well you did could be , how much did it go up in the current bubble?

The answer for your ammo is only slightly, whereas lake city XM855 went up by a factor of 2.5
So that hornady IMO that hornady is a better deal at 1.15/rd than the XM855 is at $1/rd ( it used ot be available in summer at 40 cents a round all day long).

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Only 1 in 50,000 will need it. But there's that pesky problem of not knowing who that 1 will be.
I must have a target on me.
1 burglary.
1 stolen car.
4 assaults.
1 attempted car jacking.
All in decent areas and minding my own business.
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I must have a target on me.
1 burglary.
1 stolen car.
4 assaults.
1 attempted car jacking.
All in decent areas and minding my own business.
I guess we know the 1 now
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