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Expanded XTP 124s and Gold Dot 125

Discussion in 'TOP GUNS *357 Sig* Club' started by jeffreybehr, May 10, 2010.

  1. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    Finally got out to destroy more waterjugs. Here are the results.

    The XTPs, 2 new and 3 expanded, are on the left; the GD on the right. Shot into plastic waterjugs at c. 10', both at c. 1380FPS.

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    Altho the GD looks a little better, in the sense that it stayed expanded to a greater diameter because the lead bonded to the petals held them out farther, I again am quite pleased with the performance of the XTP. Surely it's the best-value PD bullet around. At c. $15 per box delivered, I can afford to shoot them a bunch.
     
  2. MinervaDoe

    MinervaDoe

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    Thanks for opening a thread on this. I've included your other posts from the thread you originally posted them in.

     


  3. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    Minerva, TYVM. Not to confuse matters even more, but after developing that PD load with XTPs, I just bought 250 new Speer 125g. GoldDot LE-load cartridges* from a fellow GT member, so I guess I'll be carrying those for a while. :embarassed:

    Now it's time to seriously work on an inexpensive practice round with the 124g. Berry's plated HP** at slightly lower velocities.

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    I've loaded these to velocities as high as c. 1450FPS (at 10'), and those groups were as small as those of other bullets so apparently the plating adheres, but I think I'll try for c. 1200FPS.


    * These are the slightly faster load, #54234... http://le.atk.com/general/speerproducts/handgun/GoldDot.aspx .

    ** HPs make shooting at waterjugs LOTS more fun. :supergrin:
     
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  4. MinervaDoe

    MinervaDoe

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    Good idea.
    Obligatory plated bullets disclaimer. :whistling:
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2010