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Favorite 10mm Auto loads?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by glock20c10mm, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. glock20c10mm

    glock20c10mm

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    Favorite for plinking?
    Favorite for general SD?
    Favorite for woods carry?

    I like any load for plinking, Double Tap's 135gr Nosler bullet load for general SD, and the same load for woods carry where there aren't bears. Where there are bears I'm undecided, and I'm usually not in bear territory anyway.

    BTW, my platform is the G29.


    Craig
     
  2. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist The Original® Lifetime Member

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    I like DT 155gr Barnes TAC-XP solid copper for SD.

    Just about anything for plinking.

    DT 230gr WFNGC hard cast lead for big critters and bad guys in bulldozers..
     


  3. fredj338

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    For SD, nothing wrong w/ the Win 175grSTHP. I handload all my plinking/practice ammo & prefer a 3"-4" 44mag rev for woods carry.
     
  4. The 230gr WFNGC tends to tumble/keyhole when fired from stock Glock barrels.

    Bob :cowboy:
     
  5. Good to see your back.

    I like the 155gr XTP and 165gr Golden Saber for general carry at my place; 135gr Noslers would be good for javelina and wild dog packs.

    A couple of days ago I came across some lion scat that was filled with coyote hairs, so . . . at that part of the property I prefer the 1911 in .38Super loaded with .357cal 125gr XTPs mid to upper 1400s. I can't match the Super's extremely fast split times with the G20 SF.

    You may or may not live in bear country, any irrigated corn fields nearby?

    Check with Game & Fish to be certain.

    See any of these?

    [​IMG]

    Some rather large black bears have been killed on I-10 in Cochise County, speaking with an ADOT worker, one weighed in at 370lbs. In addition to everything else we have to be on the lookout for, check for bear sign.

    All my mountain (and certain desert hikes), the 4" M29 Mountain has become my choice of carry with heavy hardcast/jacketed hardcast loads. Only need to load to about 1100fps for Sierra 300gr JSPs to bust up local bruins, load is also easy on the hands.

    Stay safe!

    Bob :cowboy:
     
  6. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist The Original® Lifetime Member

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    Yeah, I've read a lot about it, but haven't shot through the first box yet. I ordered a 6" LWD for that. It's what I plan to hunt with. The lead does jam in it a lot though. Guaranteed to fire once... :rofl::supergrin:
     
  7. SDGlock23

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    I've always like the Hornady XTP lineup. Now I know it's not "full powered", but I love XTPS.

    I load 175gr Silvertips over 9.7gr Longshot which averages over 1350 from my G20sf. 9.5gr Longshot w/180's are my main load when using either FMJ or JHP, and typically gives me between 1250-1275 fps average from the G20.
     
  8. Erich1B

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  9. I've read that some forum members have had feeding issues with DT's 230gr WFN, guess it either works or doesn't work.

    Have you thought about a Lonewolf longslide for the 6" barrel? I have a 6" KKM and have been kickin' the longslide idea around for some time now.

    Depending on the powder/bullet weight combination, the 6" tube adds about 90-110fps compared to the 4.6" Lonewolf barrel.

    Bob :cowboy:
     
  10. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist The Original® Lifetime Member

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    Yeah, I want one, but it's off the short list for now. I have to get my G20 back from Robar ya know, get it paid off before I can get more stuff for it. I want more mags, carry ammo, and maybe a 9x25 barrel before I take the plunge. :cool:
     
  11. glock20c10mm

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    Thanks Bob.
    Nice post.

    I'll try.


    Good Shooting,
    Craig


    PS - haven't been around since you loaded up the 155gr XTPs in 10mm (assuming you aren't refering to Hornady's factory load). How do they hold up compared to the 155gr or 165gr Gold Dots? And at what velocity have you pushed them to?
     
  12. CanyonMan

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    Hey man I thought you had dissapeared Craig.


    I guess to answer your question:

    Plinking: Anthing handy under the loading bench.

    SD: Out here on the ranch. 200gr Hard cast 10.5grs BD. Don't really carry it in town, but when it does go, usually in the G20 200gr XTP's 10.2/10.5grs BD.

    Woods carry (in "our country here" ) in the saddle bags with extra mags 200gr Hard Cast 10.5grs BD.


    Kinda boring I guess, but that's it ! :wavey:


    Good to see ya...




    CM
     
  13. nitesite10mm

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    Georgia Arms G10B 180-gr Gold Dot in my G29 for SD.

    Excellent accuracy, and my chrono shows it doing 1175-fps from the short barrel which exceeds the advertised 1150-fps on the package.

    The Sd is under 10-fps, too! Great factory ammo that uses Starline brass for my reloads.
     
  14. Out of a 4.6" G20 SF with Lonewolf barrel, all three of these bullets blow-up when pushing upper end loads of AA #7 and Longshot.

    The 165gr Gold Dot seems to be the least velocity tolerant, but it may work well out of your G29. I tested 3 GDs low 1300s .400 Corbon and all 3 peeled back losing part of the bullet, same shape as the 1500fps CX4-Storm pic.

    I wish Speer would make a 10mm design bullet for 10mm velocities, one that could take full-power loads out of a M610. :supergrin:

    The best analogy I can give is the 9mm/124gr XTP. Loaded in .38Super/.357SIG/9x23mm this bullet begins to fall apart in the high 1300s to low 1400s, but, all the fast 9s can push this bullet into the upper 1400s or faster.

    If I want to run N105 loads upper 1400s in the .38Super (.356cal), I use the .357cal 125gr XTPs that are designed for .357mag velocities. The 125gr XTP is built a lot tougher in order for it perform at faster velocities than the 124gr; it also penetrates deeper.

    Same goes for the 10mm using .40S&W bullets, there's a 10mm velocity range that will overpower the .40 design bullets; so, the 10mm gets throttled back, unless one is shooting longer distances.

    Bob :cowboy:
     
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  15. Ak.Hiker

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    I would not carry the 230 cast if they do not function. The 200 grain cast have run good in my Glock 29. So has the 200 grain XTP as well as any 200 grain FMJ.
     
  16. Ak.Hiker

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    1. Plinking 200 grain blazer TMJ. Penetrates good too and very reliable.
    2. SD the 180 grain Hornady factory XTP.
    3. Woods carry would depend on the season. In the middle of winter the 200 grain Hornady XTP is a good choice for me. The rest of the year I prefer non expanding 200 grain FMJ loads. Buffalo Bore, Double Tap, or CorBon are all good.
     
  17. I really like me some Double Tap for carrying. 2 and 4 legged critters.
     
  18. glock20c10mm

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    Hi CM :wavey: Good to see you too. Hope the ranch isn't beating you up too bad. I know you've taken plenty of licks in the past.

    BTW, what platform(s) you packin in 10mm? Don't really figure you for a Glock. Though, wouldn't be too surprised if I'm wrong on that either.


    Craig
     
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  19. 390ish

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    Norma 200 grain flat nose full metal jackets
     
  20. Ak.Hiker

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    Are these still being loaded or do you have some put away?