Hydra-shoks or SXT

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Mbrandt1, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me about which is a better round for a 9mm, Hydra-Shoks or Winchester SXTs??
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The SXT 127 gr +P+ is arguably the baddest 9mm round available
     

  3. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Ok. Thank you very much.
     
  4. woody63m

    woody63m New Member

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    Hydra shoks and i say this from experince they hurt like hell
     
  5. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Thank you. Which grainage?
     
  6. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    They are both solid performers. I would suspect that the person shot with one of each would be hard pressed to tell them apart.
    Get the one that works best in your pistol. The first priority is reliability. The baddest round ever made is worthless if your pistol won't cycle it reliably.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012
  7. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    I will be in the gun shop today shopping do rounds.
     
  8. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Buy enough to properly test them in the gun you are going to shoot them from. As stated above, reliability is a must. I don't carry any ammo that has not proved itself in my guns. I usually shoot a minimum of 200 rounds just to insure that the ammo feeds and works every time and I get to know where the rounds hit on the target.
     
  9. dawg23

    dawg23 New Member

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    I presume you are referring to the Winchester Ranger-T (Product No. RA9TA) ammo ?
     
  10. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna refer you back here...
    Occasional use, no problem...just use some regular rounds when you ain't loaded for Gangsters...
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'm going to go with neither and suggest you take a look at Federal HSTs.
     
  12. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Blah.

    Hydra shoks were big news 20 years ago. SXT 127gr+p+. Runs 1185 fps in my g19.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012
  13. NM-LEO

    NM-LEO New Member

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    Hydra-Shoks HANDS DOWN.

    I've tested them 3 ways:

    1- 4X4 board standing upright. Fired 5 shots w/ each round. With the SXTs the board was still intact, barely, but it was. With the Hydra Shok rounds it splintered and busted in half after the 3rd hit.

    2- Pig hunting. Hit a 195lb hog in the heart with the 9mm, he died. While butchering him, the SXT had hit the heart but the Hydra Shoks OBLITERATED IT. Literally blew it apart inside the other hog.

    3- Bull skulls. I shot one bull skull (with meats, brains, etc still in/on it. The SXT did lots of damage but had a relatively small entrance and damage channel. The HS had a much larger entry and deeper, wider damage path.

    Pics to follow...
     
  14. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Damn. That sounds like an awesome round to use.
     
  15. Glock17-4

    Glock17-4 New Member

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    Check out Lehigh Defense M.E.'s.