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Old 09-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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I tested 3 different 9mm pd bullets on a 1187 page book with a ruger lc9. Hornady cd 115 ftx, federal 115 jhp pd, and speer 124 +p gold dot. Both the Hornady and Speer went almost thru the book, making dents in a second book backing it up. Feds went to page 940. Hornady expanded well and did the most damage at 115gr. The speer at 124gr held its shape and weight, but this was a +p bullet. Federal was in pieces shredded with the less weight. Hornady looks like it won this round. Major difference from the 380 bullets I tested in a earlier thread. The Hornady was a bust with Speer being the winner.
I have my lc9 loaded with Speers with a mag of Hornady for back up.



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Old 09-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Nice test.



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You couldn't be more wrong!





That's a Cabela's Ltd. Ed. Catalogue you just killed!
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Reminds me of when I was a kid and would shoot pellets out of my 1000fps gun at phone books in my closet. Good thing back then we lived close enough to a metropolitan location that the phone books were thick enough to stop em.

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That's a Cabela's Ltd. Ed. Catalogue you just killed!
LOL. Thats about all of the hardback books I have, Cabelas books. The old lady won't let me use her books. Plus Cabelas likes sending me LIMITED EDITION BOOKS with the same crap in it.
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Actually, Javelin that's great info. Thanks for posting it.

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I guess if the point is to find a bullet with the most penetration, so it can go completely through the intended target and then possibly injure or kill an innocent. However, as any trauma surgeon will tell you, it's the bullet that goes in then fragments to create numerous wound channels that is most likely to take down the target the fastest. Short of a direct brain, heart or aorta hit, it's the bleeding our and drop of blood pressure that brings an animal down. So I would say the Federal was your winner for a self defense load.

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thanks for the info as I have a 9mm and 380 auto. are you going to test a 38 special by any chance?

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LOL. Thats about all of the hardback books I have, Cabelas books. The old lady won't let me use her books. Plus Cabelas likes sending me LIMITED EDITION BOOKS with the same crap in it.
Question - What was the distance from shooting position to impact of the books?

Same crap, just more expensive than last year.
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I have to wonder what shooting books actually proves. People have been shooting books as long as I can remember. There are more books today than ever in history. What has shooting books accomplished?



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