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Home defense ammo question.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by bmungle, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    No pissing match here I'm relating what I've seen hunting yotes with the AR as well I have yet to see what you've seen with 55 gr SP. In fact just the opposite. I shot two with 55 gr SP and got complete pass troughs and no blow ups. Nice .223 hole in and about .5-.75" hole out! Both were DRT on the spot with major damage to heart /lungs. I have no doupt what the outcome would be if I put two to the chest of a BG. DRT on the spot. If you want to step up in wt the 63 SEI SP is also a very good bullet. And you will not get any blow up with that bullet.
     
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  2. bmoore

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    A reaction, neat. Like shear rage to tear you apart. I dont think most people are looking for a reaction.
     


  3. bmoore

    bmoore

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    I agree with you, I was just speaking about polymer tips. Sorry if I got you confused:wavey: Pointed soft points are great.
     
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  4. WoodenPlank

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    Soft points are fine, so long as you're not shooting through barriers. Moore's post was in reference to polymer-tipped bullets originally designed for rapid expansion in varmints - a different kettle of fish.

    Edit: Dammit, BMoore beat me to it by a few moments....
     
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  5. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Yep the polermor tip are softer jackets. Stick with normal SP for SD/HD. The old 64 gr Win SP was and still is used by many in Law Enforcement. Good all around bullet!
     
  6. AK_Stick

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    I would not do this, for the sole purpose that if for whatever reason, the BT should not be up to the task, you now have to fire four-five more shots, before you have a round thats capable of dealing with whatever issue you're having.

    You've now significantly increased the likelyhood that one of those rounds will be errant, and strike something/someone not intended.


    I would much rather fire one or two shots of a round that penetrates better, and may over penetrate, but gets deep enough to get to the vitals reliably. Then have to try and cycle/shoot my way to a ammo type that would be effective in the circumstances I found myself in.
     
  7. CDW4ME

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    Good point, immediate stop / incapacitation is the goal.

    "Reaction" was tounge in cheek on my part, that wound looked like it would stop most attackers; I get what you are saying.

    Another good point ^ first shots matter most.

    I appreciate the replies & comments; it's helpful to get others input.
    I'll scrap the idea of a varmit / Ballistic tip and go with the Barnes TRX.