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Hottest ammunition in the market?!

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by 240sxs13sleeper, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. 240sxs13sleeper

    240sxs13sleeper

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    the *!*DPX Corbon*!*

    I switched hollow point from MAGTECH .45acp +p 165gr to DPX Corbon .45acp +p 185gr. Is this a good choice? Is anyone carrying or switched to Corbon? If so how do you like it.

    I put them side by side and the DPX is noticeably taller. Not by much though, but what was a big difference was the price$$$ ...pictures of the 2 ammunition below....

    -thao:cool:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. BWT

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    I shoot the Corbon. I believe it has a flash suppressant type power. We shot a few rounds (at the current price, all I could afford) at night and could notice the difference in the flash compared to other ammo. It is a full power round!
     


  3. MarccraM

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    I have the 185+ dpx 45acp as you mention. I think its great ammo. Very expensive though..

    I'm not a magtech fan personally.

    I think dpx is better.. Jmo
     
  4. 2bgop

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    I agree, but that magtech ammo is not the worst you can do, IMO.
     
  5. 240sxs13sleeper

    240sxs13sleeper

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    Hey thanks for the inputs guys. I have not yet got the chance to shoot them because i dont want to spend $42 again. lol. I just want to test to feel the difference and to compare the two.

    -thao
     
  6. Ak.Hiker

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    I think you made a very good choice. CB has a real winner with the DPX line.
     
  7. Jeepnik

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    Hmmm, another latest and greatest. Anyone else notice that "latest and greatest" ammo is spring up faster and faster? Can't wait till they make ammo that has an onboard targeting system so you don't "actually" have to worry about hitting the target in a "vital" area. If you do actually aim the darned thing, and hit the target appropriately, the minor differences between a good old traditional JHP, and a "super" JHP won't make one darned bit of difference. But then, if most folks thought it through, then the advertising folks wouldn't have been doing their job correctly.:wavey:
     
  8. Chuck54

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  9. Ak.Hiker

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    I know a Federal-Speer dealer that carries the HST 230 +P as a field load in the winter when out on his snow machine in the back country. He has 100% confidence in the HST. He has plenty of other loads in his shop to choose from.
     
  10. unit1069

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    Good points. I have three different carry ammos in the three different pistols I own, all made by three different ammunition companies.

    There are so many factors that go into finding the optimum self-defense JHP round that focusing on the "hottest" or, as you write, the "latest and greatest" whatever often defeats the search.

    For example, there are more than a few Glock Talk members who conduct informative backyard tests; and many examples abound where bullets driven at velocities above their capacity to handle those velocities ends in sub-par performance. And velocity is just one factor that goes into finding the optimum round for a particular pistol.
     
  11. PghJim

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    I think the DPX ammo should be very good, but I have not heard of any reports from actual shootings so I have held off. I know that Clint Smith loves it and even took a deer with the 185gr Corbon load. I have some of the ammo and it will even open up after going through leather which is pretty good. Unlike the previous comment, I think new bullet development is great and we have seen a lot of advances in the past 10 years. If anyone knows of actual shooting results of this round, I would love to hear about it.
     
  12. Great Googly Moogly

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    I never shoot +P ammo in my 1911 or my Sig P220. I just shoot a quality standard pressure hollowpoint ammo. If I do my job, the bullet will do it's job.
     
  13. PghJim

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    There may be good reasons to shoot standard pressure for things like quick follow up shots. I do not think 3,000 PSI make that big of difference on gun wear, especially if you only use the +p for carry purposes. I think 45 acp expansion is questionable below a 5" barrel, and that is why I shoot +P out of my 4" barrels.
     
  14. Gunnut 45/454

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    Was that $42 per 20? God you guy's kill me!:rofl: That super ammo sure is so great!!:whistling:
     
  15. 240sxs13sleeper

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    I know right. lol. Their has been a couple of videos on youtube comparing the corbon with other hollowpoints. The actual company made videos of ballistic gel shooting. Pretty neat stuff.
     
  16. W4CNG

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    I switched over to Cor-Bon DPX across the board more than 2 years ago before the price started up and supplies dried up. I have a good supply of them and have run enough thru all of my guns to insure reloability. The bullet is longer because pure copper has more volume than the jacketed lead types of the same weight. So it has a nice taper on the front and sits a bit lower in the case.
     
  17. Glock21sf-miami

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    +1. I have also tested them in all my .45s and they are very accurate and expand reliably. The recoil suggests that these rounds pack a nasty punch.
     
  18. Colorado4Wheel

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    Good plan. Then if the gun jams on the second shot you can just throw it at the guys while they drive off in your car.