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Double Tap .380 ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by pleiku68, Apr 1, 2010.


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  1. pleiku68

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    I am trying to find good personal defense ammo for my new Ruger LCP .380. I e-mailed Mike McNett with Double Tap in order to find out what bullet he loads in his .380 95 grain Controlled Expansion ammo and got this answer-"That bullet is made exclusively for us by Nosler." Has anyone had any experience with that ammo in their .380 pocket pistol?
     

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  2. jason.223

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    Try buffalobore 380. I have shot their 90 grain golddot +P..I know ruger says no +P. Those loads chronographed out of my ruger LCP at 1129 fps!!!! I am not too kean on DT ammo...read some of the posts on DT here.

    Anyway that 380 load is what i carry in my ruger LCP

    Shot a few of them into really wet newspapers. No pics but they looked good. I got home and put them on my scale to see how much they retained....66.6 grains...hmmm evil bullets?!?!?

    Hope this helps

    Jason
     

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    I have several boxes of DT .380 90gr Gold Dots and they shoot great.
     
  4. unit1069

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    I know how delicate .380ACP pocket pistols are even under normal conditions, having once owned one.

    Why take a chance that over-pressure rounds might cause a malfunction during a critical encounter, especially since the manufacturer warns against shooting +P ammo?
     
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    or buy a gun that actually encourages you to use the hotter .380 rounds.

    :)
     
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    I too am looking for a good LCP round. I have been leaning toward the DT. Just looking for more suggestions. I do not want to run +P ammo in this LCP!
     
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    look at buffalo bore non +P 380. I am sold on BB really great ammo. I have used double tap in the past but over my chronograph I was not getting anywhere near velocity that they say. Just dont like their hype!!
    http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=57

    jason
     
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