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Speer gold dot or federal hydroshock and what grain. ??

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by conpro, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. conpro

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    I am going shopping for ammo, i have a glock 26 and was wondering which is a better ccw round the speer gold dot 114 gr or the 147 grain or the federal hydroshock.
     
  2. dkf

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    Speer Gold Dot 124gr but other weights will work also the 124gr is one of the most popular and works very well. Avoid any weight of the Hydro Shok, its a design that never really worked so great when it was introduced decades ago. Federal HST however is top notch.
     

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  3. Quarter Tank

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    get 147gr in both GD and HST

    also look get your hands on some Ranger T in 147gr too.
     
  4. backcast88

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    I like 147+p HST the best and and a close second is 147 HST and Gold Dots. I am heavy for caliber and tend to shoot better with heavier bullets. Winchester recomends 147 grain bullets out of shorter barrel guns so that works for me.
     
  5. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    My personal preference is the 124 +P GDHP, but the Gold Dots and HSTs will serve you well in 147 grain as well.
     
  6. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Would be fine wither HST, Ranger, or Gold Dot. I have never cared for Hydroshock.
     
  7. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Hydra shoks aren't that bad...loaded pretty hot and I've found them to be very accurate. However, I've shot a lot of them since the early 90's and the only ones I've found to expand reliably were the 230 grain .45 auto's.

    I'd point you towards the 124 grain +P Gold Dots in this case. Really a whole new generation of hollow point design compared to the Hydra Shok.

    As mentioned, the HST's are the new premium hollow point from Federal (very good too).
     
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  8. Tiro Fijo

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  9. I go with Federal HST 147gr.

    Check out TNOUTDOORS9 on YouTube. He carries a G19 and has done extensive vidseo testing of different commercial ammo in different media. He demonstrates the destructiveness of the HST - its a super cartridge in the 9mm.

    Not new news but seeing it in action puts a whole different spin on things.
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    I would suggest you get some of each and see which works best/you like best. Not all firearms even of the same brand and model like the same ammo. :supergrin:
     
  11. barth

    barth six barrels

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    +1.
    People, including me, talk a lot about velocity and weight.
    Truth is, high quality, high tech, SD bullet in any weight, +P or not, is fine.
    Reliable in your gun, and being proficient with that round, is more important.

    Not in any particular order:
    Federal HST
    Speer GDHP
    Winchester Ranger T-Series

    Are arguably some of the best SD ammo available today in any caliber.
     
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  12. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

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    Same here.
     
  13. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

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    The 124 gr GD shoots VERY well out of my wifes 26 and my P228. Thats the one I'd go with.
     
  14. Roering

    Roering Sorting nuts

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    I think both would serve you well. Most people around here like the gold dots.
     
  15. Brad55102

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    You're gana have a tough time picking a BAD Gold dot or HST, no matter what gr you pick
     
  16. jhon

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    I would go with the 124 gr Gold Dot +P. Defently use the +p on a gun with a 3in barrel or shorter. There are several LE Agency's that use the 124gr and is street proven.