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115 JHP vs 147 JHP

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Troy106, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Mas,

    The 115 JHP win has about 250 more fps and 65 more in muzzle energy vs the 147 win ranger t-series that is only 990. What should I value more when searching for good ammo?

    The 45 acp win t-series is 880 fps vs a speer gold dot 185 JHP which is 1050 fps. Does the 185 round have more recoil than the 230?

    thanks in advance
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Troy, in 9mm Luger a 115 grain JHP at +P/+P+ velocity (1250-1350 fps) will usually give you a very wide wound channel about 10" deep in calibrated ballistic gelatin, while I'd expect the 147 grain subsonic Ranger to go more like 13" with a narrower corollary wound track.

    In .45 ACP, the 230 grain JHP seems to recoil somewhat more than the 185 grain when both are loaded to standard pressure.