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Here are official gelatin results for all of the DoubleTap loads!

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by MCNETT, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. MCNETT

    MCNETT Load Developer Lifetime Member

    All of these tests were done using 10% ballistic gelatin provided by Vyse gelatin using all FBI protocols and 4 layers of denim and two layers of light cotton T-shirt in front of the gelatin.

    DoubleTap 9mm+P
    115gr. Gold Dot JHP @ 1415fps - 12.00" / .70"
    124gr. Gold Dot JHP @ 1310fps - 13.25" / .70"
    147gr. Gold Dot JHP @ 1125fps - 14.00" / .66"

    DoubleTap .40 S&W Penetration / expansion
    135gr. Nosler JHP @ 1375fps - 12.10" / .72"
    155gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1275fps - 13.00" / .76"
    165gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1200fps - 14.0" / .70"
    180gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1100fps - 14.75" / .68"
    200gr XTP @ 1050fps - 17.75" / .59"


    DoubleTap .357 Sig
    115gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1550fps - 12.25" / .71"
    125gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1450fps - 14.5" / .66"
    147gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1250fps - 14.75" / .73"

    DoubleTap .357 Magnum
    125gr. Gold Dot JHP @ 1600fps - 12.75" / .69"
    158gr. Gold Dot JHP @ 1400fps - 19.0" .56"

    DoubleTap 10mm
    135gr JHP @ 1600fps - 11.0" / .70" frag nasty
    155gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1475fps - 13.5" / .88"
    165gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1400fps - 14.25" / 1.02"
    165gr Golden Saber JHP @ 1425fps - 14.75" / .82"
    180gr Golden Saber JHP @ 1330fps - 16.0" / .85"
    180gr XTP @ 1350fps – 17.25” / .77”
    180gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1300fps - 15.25" / .96"
    200gr XTP @ 1250fps - 19.5" / .72"
    230gr Equalizer @ 1040fps - 11.0" and 17.0" / .62" and .40"

    DoubleTap .45ACP
    185gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1225fps - 12.75" / .82"
    200gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1125fps - 14.25" / .88"
    230gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1010fps - 15.25" / .95"

    DoubleTap 9X25
    115gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1800fps - 10.0" / .64" frag nasty
    125gr Gold DOt JHP @ 1725fps - 15.0" / .74"
    147gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1550fps - 17.5" / .68"

    For those who are asking, here it is!
    -Mike
     
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  2. hollow10mm

    hollow10mm cold,dead,hands

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    now if iam shooting the 10mm loads like the 165 grain gold dot out of the g-29 can i expect a little less expansion and a little more penitration? is that the norm?
     


  3. coltrane679

    coltrane679

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    Good stuff, Mike!

    Quick question--are you still planning some .450SMC (aka .45 Super) loads? They would be sweet out of my S&W 625.
     
  4. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

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    Mike: GREAT information and a big "thank you" for all the time and work you put into producing it! ;c

    Tazz10mm: I'd ask that this thread get a sticky pronto, since it contains answers to penetration & expansion questions that get asked regularly here and on Caliber Corner about Double Tap Ammo, in particular the 10mm loads.

    Plus, because Mike used the scientifically-accepted test media for developing the penetration & expansion data on DT 10mm ammo, it secondarily provides valid documentation pertaining to the issue of "overpenetration" when using DT's full-power 10mm HPs - those specifically designed and intended for defensive use against human assailants (i.e., the Nosler, Golden Saber and Gold Dot HP loads).

    Thanks again, Mike! :cool:
     
  5. MCNETT

    MCNETT Load Developer Lifetime Member

    From a G29 the 165gr GSHP went 15.0" and showed expansion to .84" The petals were folded further back on the bullet fired from the G20.
    -Mike
     
  6. hollow10mm

    hollow10mm cold,dead,hands

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    so would the 165 GD expand to like 1.0 and penitrate a little farther out of a g-29? i think iam gonna have to go with 165 GD.

    i vote for sticky as everyone always wants this info.
     
  7. a1b2c3

    a1b2c3

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    Information much appreciated. Those results are better than I expected and why I carry your 10mm ammo on-duty.
     
  8. maximum

    maximum

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    Mike, do you have any penetration results for the 200 gr BTB @1400 FPS?
     
  9. Brasso

    Brasso Millennium Member

    I hope all the .45 is King crowd doesn't see this. There might be a DT 10mm ammo shortage.;f
     
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  10. hollow10mm

    hollow10mm cold,dead,hands

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    the 230 grain GD out performs all minimum requirments for Hand gun cartridges for S/D it more than doubles its size and penitrates 3.25 inches past what is considered "atequite". with that being said iam going to use 165 grain GD in my g-29 it will expand to 1.0 and penitrate 15.5 inches, but it takes a LITTLE longer to open up out of a g-29 compared to g-20
     
  11. bac1023

    bac1023

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    This data is the reason I carry the 135gr load. It should deposit most or all of its energy in the BG without overpenetration.
     
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  12. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    i'll second that question!
     
  13. mark77418

    mark77418

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    These results are very impressive. The 200 grain XTP penetrated 19.5 inches. I think that is what I will use for carrying in the woods in my G20. Do you guys think that would be a good choice or do you think the 180 grain gold dot is better?
     
  14. kestrou

    kestrou Pin Member #4

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    I'm with you brother - thats what I'm packing right now too! ^c

    kestrou
     
  15. In the woods? XTP for sure. McNett recommends it for animals up to 400 pounds. Gold Dot opens up too quickly as a hunting round.
     
  16. sparky315

    sparky315

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    Excellent, Mike! Are those .45 loadings standard pressure? I've never been a fan of bullets lighter than 230, but I might have to switch from the Ranger T to your 200-grain GD load.

    Never mind on the pressure question, I looked at some other threads and found the answer.
     
  17. PaleGreenHorse

    PaleGreenHorse 10mm

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    All this Gello talk should have made this thread "Sticky" by now. ^c