Grizzly Ammunition: Holy Cow!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by MisterMcCool, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    559 ft/lbs from a .45 acp :eek:
    724 ft/lbs from a .357 sig :eek: :eek:
    Look at their hollow points! :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Those velocities will probably destroy a handgun, but what a way to go!
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  2. jakebrake

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    i'd order a box of 45 acp...

    i'm kind of afraid to.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it had to be one of us, I'd rather it be you. :p
     
  5. jakebrake

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    I am very fond of my 1911s. and my face.

    I would probably use them as carry rounds.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Light and fast. Kind of the opposite of the reason you carry a .45 in the first place.
     
  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    At those velocities, I wonder if the projectile would expand before exiting the target?
     
  8. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Grizzly is also the only place to get factory loaded .500 Wyoming Express ammunition,, I also get some .41 magnum loads from them, I have not tried any other fodder they make,, to me, their products are outstanding.
     
  9. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    There is a lot of time proven ammo in .45 acp and these do not appear to be nuclear so lets wait and see! Good grief if I have to shoot you twice what is the big deal?
     
  10. mseric

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    As the OP did not post the round or the Velocities only the Foot Pounds, I checked out Grizzly's web site.

    I found a 175gr Extreme 45 ACP +P round claiming 1200fps. Is this the round we are discussing here?

    The info I found did not list the barrel length to go along with their velocity data. Assuming is a bad idea, but I will "assume" they used a 5 inch barrel.

    1200fps in 45 ACP +P with a five inch barrel will NOT "Destroy a Handgun". It may be hot, but it is no where near the pressures needed to "Destroy".

    Western powders has 45 ACP +P data that sends a 185gr (10gr Heavier) jacketed bullet down range at 1161 fps with only 22,600psi.

    Nothing to be concerned about here, just a normal +P load running at typical low pressure 45 ACP loads.

    BTW, a 1911 will run smooth as silk all day long at 37K in a 10MM, 22+K in a 45, nothing to worry about.
     
  11. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's the one. You are correct, they did not disclose the test weapon.
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  12. mseric

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    Comments on the rest of my post?

    1200fps in 45 ACP +P with a five inch barrel will NOT "Destroy a Handgun". It may be hot, but it is no where near the pressures needed to "Destroy".

    Western powders has 45 ACP +P data that sends a 185gr (10gr Heavier) jacketed bullet down range at 1161 fps with only 22,600psi.

    Nothing to be concerned about here, just a normal +P load running at typical low pressure 45 ACP loads.

    BTW, a 1911 will run smooth as silk all day long at 37K in a 10MM, 22+K in a 45, nothing to worry about.
     
  13. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I didn't know how to respond to the rest. :(
     
  14. mseric

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    Seeing that there is load data out there to support Grizzly's velocity claim, do you still feel this ammo will, probably destroy a handgun, but what a way to go!
     
  15. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hot ammunition does accelerate wear.
     
  16. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I myself only shoot my hot loads sparingly,, most of my practice is done with mild reloads. I agree that a steady diet of heavy loads can definitely increase wear on any firearm. I may put only a magazine or two of my hot defense loads through my weapon every few months just to recall it's point of impact and at defensive ranges , it's not much difference,, practice with the light stuff and when carrying, stoke up with the hot. Besides, the hot ammo is very expensive compared to standard rounds.
     
  17. jakebrake

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    I wonder if it would expand before it got to the target.
     
  18. tnel74

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    I bought some underwood ammo about a year ago. It was a 135 gr hollow point for the 40s&w and I chronographed it over 1600 ft/s...Talk about speed. It was out of my G35 though but still, it was impressive