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Carry/HD ammo.

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ghostrider, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    What do y'all carry or keep in your pistol at home.
    Caliber, brand, bullet weight.
    Which was most accurate and/or reliable.
  2. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I keep Federal Hydro-Shock .45ACP and I think it is 230grain. It is more accurate than I am and I haven't had any issues even though my .45 isn't broke in yet.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    125 gr Winchester JSP in the 357. Nearly always ready to hand.
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    9mm: Corbon JHP +P 115
    .45" Corbon JHP +P 180 or 185, i forget

    pretty hot stuff and the medium weight makes for some Higher Velocities
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    230 grain Hydra-Shok in .45
  6. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    My ideal round would be the M107 HE 155mm Howitzer Round. 97 lbs (679,000 grains @ 7,000 grains per pound.) Not much left of just about anything.

    .45 Cal 230 grain Hydrashocks
  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    I have Federal Hydrashock in 165gr for my G27.

  8. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Winchester Ranger 230gr in my Kimber .45, which is my carry gun and goes on the nightstand at home. It's a police round, therefore much more easliy defensable in court. Hard for the prosecution to argue you're using some kind of "super-killing" round when the po-po use it. :p
  9. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Anybody ever tried or heard anything about the Starfire.
  10. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well, you could always get extra nasty and bust open a thermometer and fill a hollow point with the mercurey and seal it, kills em even if you shoot them in the toe. [peep]
    But seriously, I had always thought of hollow points as the begin all end all on devastateing ammo untill I worked at the meat locker for a while and also started doing more of my own butchering. At the locker we used a .22 to put the animals down, includeing cattle over 2000 pounds, and if you used hollow points they often just bounced off the head but with standard round nose they would drop the instantly. I have had similar experiences with a .38. I had some ammo that had masive expansion and from what they did on wood had figured they would be brutal, untill I had to shoot a pig in the head 4 times to put him down. When I went to butcher him I found the first 3 slugs had just dempled the skull and flatened out but didnt go into the brain. So while I dont know what IS the best I have come to the conclusion that hollow points aren't all I had always thought they were.
  11. phishi

    phishi Psy-Ops Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think I've got a vest that could handle that......

    Remington Golden Saber 124 gr. for my Glock 19. I couldn't decide between light & fast or slow with mass, so I opted to split the difference.

    Hope I never need to find out if I made the right choice.

  12. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Mine too
  13. Rabbi

    Rabbi Monkey+++ Founding Member

    230 gr. Federal Hydra-Shoks in .45 acp.

    200 gr. WW Silvertips in .45C.
  14. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yes sir. Works well on hogs.
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