Originally Posted by just for fun
and that is waaaay on the short side. what's wrong with the factory 1.272?
An OAL of 1.245" is not short. OAL is very bullet specific. To get a round to work @ SAAMI max 1.272", it has to be a RNFMJ. Most SWC or TC need to be shorter to not engage the rifling. I load most of my 45acp, regardless of bullet style, between 1.220" (TC) & 1.260" RNL).
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".