Gold Dots - 155gr or 165gr for G23

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


  1. BBMW

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    If you like the shootability, why look any farther? It expands more with equivalent penetration. What more can you want?

     

  2. Clutch Cargo

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    I believe defensive handgun ammo is designed to be optimum in a 4" barrel weapon (the exception being labeled short barrel ammo). Given that, I tend to shoot the heaviest bullet available.
     
  3. I agree. They definitely feel like they're cooking pretty good although very controllable.




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  4. Factory told me some years ago to shoot GD165, has always worked well.
     
  5. SCmasterblaster

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    Speaking of SD, I wonder what happens more often? A bullet passing all of the way through a felon, or a bullet stopping short of a vital area in a felon?
     
    #46 SCmasterblaster, Oct 6, 2012
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  6. 165gr or 180gr
     
  7. SCmasterblaster

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  8. You know you are firing a strong load, but controllable. This is how it is as fired from my gen 2 G23.
     
  9. I haven't fired Speers 155, but my handloaded 155XTP @ 1150 feels strong, but very controllable, and I get back on target quick. I'm going to bump the load up to 1200-1220fps territory this weekend and see if the accuracy stays consistent. I expect the recoil to only be slightly stronger. I wish I had tried a tough 155 sooner.
     


  10. I fired some handloaded 155 grain Noslers at 1150 through my G20SF. They were very smooth in that gun.
     
    #51 4949shooter, Oct 10, 2012
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  11. I want to get a 40 barrel for my 20SF at some point. I bet the recoil is very light, and that sounds true based on your post. :supergrin:
     
  12. The recoil sure is light. The 20SF grip and that heavy slide make them a pleasure to shoot. Mine were light loaded 10mm rounds by the way. Same difference. :cool:
     
  13. SCmasterblaster

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    I take it that the G20 extractor works for .40S&W.
     
  14. You are right. I've settled on the 180 HST. There is quite a difference in recoil and the 180 HST performs very well. It's also easy to find.
     
    #55 cowboy1964, Oct 11, 2012
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  15. I believe so. Like I said mine were .40 power level 10mm rounds.
     
  16. DRT

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  17. SCmasterblaster

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    Do any ammo makers offer full-power 10mm loads?
     
  18. Hornady's 155 and 180 grain loads are medium hot. Their 200 grain load is akin to .45 ACP +P ballistics. I believe Underwood and Buffalo Bore are two that load 10mm in full power, along with a few other boutique ammo companies.
     
  19. SCmasterblaster

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    Good, The round is too good to underload.
     

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