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Old 01-28-2013, 11:55   #31
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Originally Posted by vandros View Post
Interesting... So, am I gaining anything if I load a bullet designed for 1000 fps to go at 1500 fps? Am I at least getting bigger energy dump, even if bullet itself falls apart? Many hot 10mm cartridges (1600 fps or greater velocity) use bullets that were designed for much slower .40 cal.
Rifle shooters figured out that pushing a bullet faster than it was designed for was bad mugambo, when are pistol shooters going to get it?

A "bigger energy dump'' may include far less penetration than needed, over pushed bullets tend to expand prematurely

Don't get too impressed about bullets that are used in both .40 and 10mm factory loads. after all, the factory 10mm loads aren't that much hotter than the .40 loads
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