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Gold Dots - 155gr or 165gr for G23

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by avenues165, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Tiro Fijo

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    Bingo. After all, the majority of shots are going to be within 25 yds. (and a lot less for civilians) and velocity loss does not even enter into the equation at that distance for all intents & purposes.
     
  2. SCmasterblaster

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    I'd go with the 165gr load. It is a good combo of velocity/penetration and expansion.
     


  3. avenues165

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    That's my leaning for sure. I wanted to get some input on both. My LGS has the 165gr available in the 50rd boxes, but I am not sure if it's the warmer load or the 1,050fps load. I have moved both of my Glocks from .40 S&W to 357 sig for now (at least for home, car and carry), but I may move back to the .40 S&W in the future.

    Either a 180gr .40 S&W or a 147gr 357 sig seem somewhat appealing for the winter.
     
  4. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    You know, that is what I have been thinking - going to a 147gr load in my G17 for winter use. I just have doubts about the penetration capability of my 9mmP 115-gr +p+ loads thru heavy winter clothing. Here in VT in gets quite cold.
     
  5. avenues165

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    LGS has the 165gr GD loading at 1,150fps in the 50 round LE boxes. Found myself a new .40 load.

    While I am sure that the Federal HST 165gr load is good, I just haven't been impressed with its velocity. The last number I saw was 1,050fps from a 4" barrel. For a 165gr bullet I want it moving at ~1,150fps from a 4" barrel. Just my preference.

    Thanks everybody!
    :smoking:
     
  6. glock2740

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    My first choice is the 155gr Gold Dots followed by 165gr Gold Dots.
     
  7. SCmasterblaster

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    I think that I would do realistic penetration tests with both weights of .40 S&W. I still thing that the 165gr load would come out on top. :cool:
     
  8. I'm not sure about .40s but in .44s and .357s this is true. the slower bullet moves out of the barrel slower giving more burn time. I always go mid weight exept for my 27 thats loaded with 180 HSTs.
     
  9. SCmasterblaster

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  10. packinaglock

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    I have the 155g Gold Dots in all my .40's (Glocks & M&P's). My guns seem to like them.
     
  11. SCmasterblaster

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    What the velocities are for the 155gr Gold Dots?
     
  12. PrecisionRifleman

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    I like the 180gr Gold dot, but I just recently switched to 155gr XTP pushed by BlueDot @ 1150fps. This may not be the fastest load for this bullet, but it's the most accurate I have fired in my G23. The XTP penetrates deep, doesn't expand as much as the competition (about .56-.58), and is dead on accurate. Plus I like the recoil impulse since I seem to get back on target pretty quick with these.
     
  13. avenues165

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    I think this is what it's all about, finding something that works for you.
     
  14. SCmasterblaster

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    will be a G23 for CCW. I'll have to study up on carry loads. :upeyes:
     
  15. avenues165

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    I love my Gen 4 G23. I have had no trouble with it at all. It is a soft shooting handgun, making it a lot of fun at the range.

    With a .40 Glock you'll be able to get a G32 barrel and a .40-9mm conversion barrel. If you don't want a G32 barrel you can buy an extended barrel with or without ports/threading. Storm Lake has QPQ barrels, ask Barth about his QPQ 357 barrel for his G27.
     
  16. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    Those and GS bonded are my choice for 180.

    GD are my choice for 155 and 165.

    If I had to pick just one bullet to use in .40 it'd be the GD 165.
     
  17. SCmasterblaster

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    I never thought of that - getting a longer replacement barrel for a G23. :cool:
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  18. cowboy1964

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    I'm in the process of selecting a .40 carry round. I really like the shootability of the 180gr HST. Need to order a few more 165gr of various brands though to compare with. Ranger-T in 165 is not easy to find.
     
  19. SCmasterblaster

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    Does anyone know about .40S&W 155gr bullet velocities?