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Old 10-16-2013, 09:27   #1
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Best woods load for Glock 20 10mm? 200 Grain Double Tap Hard Cast?

I want to use the factory Glock barrel for reliability. Carry my 20 in the woods with 180 grain FMJ right now. Watched how bad and inaccurate the 230 grain Double Tap 10mm rounds are. Can my factory Glock barrel shoot the 200 grain hard casts? Would the 200 grains be as accurate as the 180 grain?
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:32   #2
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Accurate and very shoot able in your stock barrel, despite what people say about lead in an OEM barrel. Just clean it after every 50-100 rounds and you're good.

Re Doubletap, their crap is notorious for being SLOWER than the advertised velocity on the box. Each and every time. Try Underwood Ammo. They are almost always faster than the published velocities on the box. Great ammo and customer service too. Great prices. Most of us 10mm shooters won't have anything to do with DT. Stick with 200 gr. for best penetration on bigger game. Lighter loads can be used for CCW in town. Check out the Ten Ring here on GT for much more 10mm info and a club full of 10 fans.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:46   #3
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I'm looking for the hardest hitting 10mm that will still be accurate . Going to check out Underwood Ammo. Are there any others?
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:51   #4
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I carry the Underwood 200grn XTP for my woods load, I'm not hot on cast bullets. back in the 70s-80s they were popular hunting loads in the .44mag and 45Colt. they would penetrate well but left ice pick type holes and very small blood trails. the animals would also go a long way before recovery and when found very little internal wound damage. when I started using hollowpoint bullets everything changed for the better. for general woods carry in my G20 I use the 200grn XTP controlled expansion bullet that gives me the best of both worlds. for hunting I use a more aggressive hollowpoints for better expansion. I am in Ohio so that load will take care of anything I'll run across.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:52   #5
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I'm looking for the hardest hitting 10mm that will still be accurate . Going to check out Underwood Ammo. Are there any others?
I check their site a few times a week for 10mm ammo and never find any. good luck.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:57   #6
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I use Underwood 180gr Gold Dots in my G20 for my woods load.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:34   #7
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I'm looking for the hardest hitting 10mm that will still be accurate . Going to check out Underwood Ammo. Are there any others?
Buffalo Bore is pretty hot as well.
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I use Underwood 180gr Gold Dots in my G20 for my woods load.
That sounds like a great choice, Joe.
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I use Underwood 180gr Gold Dots in my G20 for my woods load.
the gel test I have seen the 180GD in the 10mm becomes pretty unglued at Underwood velocity. the 165grnGD is suppost to handle 10mm high speeds better.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:47   #10
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I am no ballistics guru, but the accuracy out of a stock G20SF in my hands with both the lighter Corbon 150gr JHP for humans, and Buffalo Bore FMJ 200gr for bigger critters were good (nice groups, no keyholes, etc.). I also ordered and shot Underwood 180gr, which worked fine, too, but I was unable to reorder later.

For woods, I opted for Buffalo Bore 200gr. for the above reasons. There may be better options, but for power, accuracy in my hands, and ability to order, that is my choice.

I debated using cast but, will buy an aftermarket barrel if I opt for that route (I know you can use cast to some degree in the stock barrel... but the inner scientist geek in me can't accept that vague answer without absolute quantitation... how many rounds?!?, so I have stuck with known, safe, jacketed bullets for now).
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:59   #11
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You should be good with the Underwood hardcast 220 load.

Also, as mentioned Buffalo Bore has the same load available from Cabelas.
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Old 10-16-2013, 14:25   #12
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My G20/29 both would not stabilize the 200 and up hardcast until I got lone wolf barrels then wala tight(er) groups. I would recommend jacketed heavies in the stock barrel
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Old 10-16-2013, 14:39   #13
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I check their site a few times a week for 10mm ammo and never find any. good luck.
If you are on Facebook, they post when they have new stock.
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Old 10-16-2013, 14:54   #14
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I'm kind of new to Underwood ammo, but so far, I've been quite impressed with them. I particularly have enjoyed shooting their .45 Super in 230gr XTP. I don't have a 10mm Glock yet, but someday, somehow, I WILL!

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+1 on Underwood. I just ordered 100rds of the 220Gr Hard Cast for hunting season. Ive ordered a lot of Underwood products the past year and have found them to be consistent and I think their pricing and shipping is very fair. It is always a quick turnaround.
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Old 10-16-2013, 14:58   #16
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FWIW I use a Glock 6" barrel in my 20 and have had no reliability issues with any loads but have not shot the new 220gr's yet.
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Old 10-16-2013, 17:32   #17
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If you are on Facebook, they post when they have new stock.
I'm not on facebook so I guess I'm SOL. now I know why people are posting about getting Underwood ammo and when I check they are always out of stock.
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