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Chrony Range Report: Hornady, Corbon, Federal

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by Beanie-Bean, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Beanie-Bean

    Beanie-Bean

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    Well, I was actually supposed to run the first shots through my new Kimber Solo, but left the magazine on my desk. So, nothing done to test that one. However, I did shoot what I had with me (G20, G34)

    Here is the report for the 10mm tests:

    Date 12/18/2011
    Temp 56F
    Glock G20, stock barrel
    Competition Electronics ProChrono

    Today's test was factory ammo:
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    ***

    String/Description
    Hornady CD
    165 gr. FTX
    1225 fps

    Shot
    1128
    1140
    1128
    1136
    1127
    1130
    1141
    1134
    1114
    1086

    Hi Vel
    1141

    Lo Vel
    1086

    Avg Vel
    1126

    Extreme
    55

    Std Dev
    16


    ***
    String/Description
    Corbon
    165 gr. JHP
    1250 fps


    Shot
    1168
    1179
    1177
    1192
    1165
    1183
    1182
    1192

    Hi Vel
    1192

    Lo Vel
    1165

    Avg Vel
    1179

    Extreme
    27

    Std Dev
    9

    ***
    String/Description
    Federal
    190 gr. Bonded JHP
    No fps specified on box

    Shot
    917
    918
    921
    929
    896
    913
    910
    927
    925
    925
    914
    933
    893
    917
    912
    928
    929
    924
    923

    Hi Vel
    933

    Lo Vel
    893

    Avg Vel
    918

    Extreme
    40

    Std Dev
    10
     
  2. JimIsland

    JimIsland

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    Charleston,SC
    humm....Hornandy -100 advertised fps and around 70 for Cor-Bon. I think I remember seeing a test done recently with the Hornandy the faired much better than that. Anyways, thanks sharing your results.
     


  3. rcd567

    rcd567

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    Feb 5, 2011
    Near Glenwood, Iowa
    Getcha some Underwood 165s...1400 fps.

    Looks like that Federal stuff is subsonic. My question would be why?
     
  4. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

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    Pretty close to the "FBI load" would be my guess.
     
  5. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    Hornady surprises me, usually they are the one big manufacturer that meets their specs...
     
  6. 21Carrier

    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

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    I can't believe the Hornady and CorBon stuff didn't come close. Hornady is almost always accurate, and CorBon as well. It seems the 165gr Critical Defense load really is just the .40S&W load in 10mm cases. What is the Federal load? I've never even heard of that load? Is that an HST bonded bullet? That's the only bonded bullet I know of that Federal makes. Can we see pictures of the bullet? BTW, that's weaker than most .40S&W ammo.
     
  7. Beanie-Bean

    Beanie-Bean

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    The Hornady CD rounds really surprised me a lot--I use them as SD carry ammo on all of the Glocks I carry. All of them. The .357 SIG and 10mm versions are apparently only available through Cabela's (which is where I got them.) I had the chrony setup about 10' in front of me when I ran the tests, too, and shot at a target about 15 yds downrange.

    I haven't found any Speer Gold Dots for 10mm, but do have some for all the other calibers, and those are the other rounds I carry for general purpose.

    The Corbon rounds were some that my brother purchased back in 1997! I found those while cleaning up my Mom's storage closet after she passed away recently. I saw some of those in a newer boxes where I shop, and would still try some of their offerings, but I'm thinking that some Winchester silver tips are next. This was one was another testament on the longevity of loaded ammo. I recently fired off some El Dorado Starfire .40 S&W rounds (from about the mid-90s,) and all of them went "bang."

    Good catch on the 10mm Federals...those were from GT Distributors here in Austin, and are the only 10mm rounds they carry. They're about $23/box of 50.

    21Carrier, I'll post some pics later on for you. You're right--they felt like I was shooting a .40.
     
  8. I think that Federal load is the old FBI load. I.m pretty sure that white box is how they package their government contract ammo.
     
  9. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    Im 99% sure you are correct on both counts...
     
  10. Beanie-Bean

    Beanie-Bean

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    Here you go:
    Federal 190 gr. Bonded JHP:
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