Corbon DPX

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by mitchellt, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. mitchellt

    mitchellt New Member

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    just ordered a box yesterday, .40 140grain
    wondering if anyone carries this round and thoughts on it.
    Thanks
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Lead free Barnes hollow point is probably good. I have never seen one fired into a live target so it is all pretty theoretical.

    140 gr is pretty light for a .40. True to the Corbon philosophy of light fast bullets. IMHO it is trying to make the .40 into something it was not intended for. The .40 is a medium bore intended to replicate .45 ACP ballistics with a 180 gr bullet. It seems to do a pretty good job at that. Does anyone remember the Corbon 90 gr .38 spl JHP's or the .357 110 JHP's. No penetration and large shallow wounds that were unreliable stoppers. Intermediate barriers like glass and heavy clothing rendered them useless.

    Corbon "says" the DPX defeats intermediate barriers. I will believe it when I see independent FBI protocol tests.

    Before you label me as a heavy/slow bullet guy understand that I am a heavy/fast bullet guy. 180 gr Gold Dots at 1300 fps are my preferred medicine. I can handle the recoil better than most.
     
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  3. mitchellt

    mitchellt New Member

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    yea i actually got them in yesterday, ordered them last week.

    they have an extremely deep cavity. i use the Same barnes X bullets out of my muzzleloader. of course its a 250 grain bullet. but they have 100 percent weight retention and are extremely devastating.

    i have read alot of reviews and have heard nothing but good things about them.

    just wondering if any of you have used it or use it as a daily carry.

    some of the test include 4 layer denium in front of balistic gel.
    or car doors/ glass
    the reviews i read(which i am looking for negative) have all said this bullet passes with flying colors.

    I Kinda live by your motto a heavier bullet.
    i almost wrote this bullet off when i heard 140 grain. but after thinking about my muzzelloader and 100 percent weight retention.

    i am going to test it.
    any ideas on mediums to use.
    i have heard 2 litres coke bottles with water is pretty semiler to 10% balistic gel?????

    i definatly want to recover the bullet so any ideas would be helpful.

    Thanks
     
  4. mitchellt

    mitchellt New Member

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    Test results

    So I was able to test fire my new shipment of Corbon DPX last weekend.
    Results

    AWESOME.

    my main concern with any hollowpoint is not jamming.
    so i ran the first 5 shots of the afternoon as fast as i could pull the trigger, and all 5 shots came clean. Then did a pattern test on a few targets positioned on the ground. seems very accurate.

    Switched to Win white box shot 50 rounds through the gun letting family members take it for a spin.

    then repeated the rapid fire test and all shots came off very fast without a single problem.

    i couldnt get my hands on any test get to try and catch the bullet but the ground was very muddy and i could see where my bullet had torn about 3-4 feet along the ground a couple inches deep, so i followed the bullet and dug around recovering 2 bullets.

    Unbelievable. 100% weight retention and the petals were at 90 degree angles.

    I know this is just going thru mud, but still pretty encouraging.

    I think i will take all the other reviews for what they read, as in 4 layers denim then 12 -16 inches gel. and 100% weight retention. This load costs way to much to just play around with.

    but i now will carry this round everyday.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You have mud? You have had rain? I have heard of rain but we damn sure have not seen any in a month.
     
  6. canebrake

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    I carry Cor-Bon 110 gr 38 Special +P DPX and am very happy with the accuracy. No other experience than paper.

    I have used the Cor-Bon Hunter 460 Rowland 255 Grain Bonded Core ammo in my Colt Roland conversion. It is one badass round! I like it! [​IMG]
     
  7. layton

    layton New Member

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    You know, it is mindboggling as to how many different rounds are out there and all the different ballistics they are put through, and there are new loads coming out every day, it is really hard for me to say really what round to carry, it seems to be limitless in choice I guess. It's ironic, but the only rounds I can attest to really is the 308 and the 45, I have seem what they will do to a person, especially a hot 308.

    I am going to ask an opinion here, in the 45, what do you believe to be the best carry round in terms of expansion and no pass through? Please give you thoughts and why you arrived at the conclusion.

    Layton
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    [​IMG]

    ...............^ Federal LE HST....it'll get er done!
     
  9. spittinfire

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    I've got tarus copper bullets for my 45 in 185gr. It uses the same bullet and they expand very well and are accurate. I can't speak on penatration but from the reviews I've read it's acceptable.
    That being said I've recently switched to Federal HSTs in both my 9mm (147gr) and 45(230gr). For my wife's SP101 I give her 125g +p gold dots and if I carry it with magnums I'm currently using hydrashoks but I'm in the market for something else.
     
  10. layton

    layton New Member

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    Thanks for the info, it is a little confusing, would hat to get one that has good expansion, but be told I dont get a get out of jail free card for 2 fer one shot, know what I mean. Seems as though you might have to giv one up for the other somehow.


    Layton