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WANTED:40 caliber round to change BG's Channel

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Coffee Dog, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Coffee Dog

    Coffee Dog

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    Believe me I know there's no Magic bullet but
    what brand & weight 40 caliber round do you carry with the proper shot placement would give you the potential to change a BG's channel --long enough to buy you time for follow up shots to survive a lethal encounter? This round will be used for self-defense. Thanks for the information. :fishing:
     
  2. M 7

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    While no round can guarantee a "channel change", the Winchester Ranger Talon 180 gr. JHP is a very good option.
     

  3. Coffee Dog

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    Thank-you Sir for your suggestion.:wavey:
     
  4. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

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    It's hard to find a bad choice really, but I would generally opt for a 165gr or 180gr:

    Winchester Ranger T
    Federal HST
    Winchester PDX1
    Speer Gold Dot
    Remington Golden Sabre

    Some of those have a 155gr version that will put a BG down too for a nice dirt nap.
     
  5. The Retired Sarge

    The Retired Sarge "The Sarge"

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    Federal HST 180gr would be my first choice. Bill
     
  6. Coffee Dog

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    I'll have to check out the brands you recommended.
    Many thanks. :scale:
     
  7. PVolk

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    Speer Gold Dot and Winchester Ranger T's are the top two on my list. I prefer 180gr, but 165gr works fine too.
     
  8. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    It doesn't get much better than 180gr HST, in my opinion.
     
  9. Arnold Kuhl

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    I was in a local shop this morning, looking for some .45ACP Federal HST. Just wanted to see what the price is; not necessarily ready to buy any right now. Lately been hearing how great this stuff is for SD/HD.

    They didn't have the HST, but they did have Hornady Something-Or-Other, with a colorful little hollowpoint tip, 185gr., self defense load. $28 smackers! For only 20 rounds. You're kidding, right??

    No, not kidding. This world is insane.

    Regards,

    AK
     
  10. fredj338

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    With proper shot placement, any decent JHP from 155gr-180gr will work. Choose a weight from a major manuf & test drive it to make sure it is 100% in your gun. Yes some JHP designs are slightly better than others, but I think too many shooter worry about their bullets & not their skill level. If you can't guarantee good hits @ 30ft, from any angle, position & while you &/or the target is on the move, you need more trigger time.
     
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  11. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    What on earth does changing a badguy's channel mean?
     
  12. PVolk

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    I interpretted it as:

    change BG's intentions; stop the threat; cause BG to go from 'attack' to 'retreat', or just go down
     
  13. Coffee Dog

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    You have pretty well described changing a BG's channel----Thank-you. :goodpost:
     
  14. fortheboys

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    You will get several different answers.
    I carry the Winchester Ranger T 165gr JHP.
    Be aware that several loads also have lower velocity/power levels. For instance you can find several 165 loads that are loaded to different power levels.

    What I will suggest is, whatever round you decide to carry, make sure it functions 100 percent in your weapon/mag combo. I have seen guys/gals pick a certain round based on someone else's recommendation and never check to see if it functions properly in their weapon.
    Good luck with your decision and stay safe.
     
  15. Bigpoppie50

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    Yes Sir or 165 gr Federal HST.
     
  16. Coffee Dog

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    Thank-you. Reliability in both ammo & your handgun should always be foremost in your training . :thumbsup:
     
  17. deadmanglocking

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    Same load I carry in my 27.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Ohub Campfire mobile app
     
  18. 1smoothredneck

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    The .40 is much more forgiving of bullet choice than is the 9mm. That said, I typically like light for caliber projectiles and this carries over into the .40 S&W. I like Cor-Bon 135 grain jhp, and "Midweight" rounds in the 155-165 grain range from Speer(Gold Dot), Winchester(Ranger or Silvertip, which is a best buy and accurate), or Federal (Classic).
    Be Safe.
     
  19. WinterWizard

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    Federal HST, Winchester Ranger-T or Speer Gold Dot ... IN ANY CALIBER THESE ARE THE BEST CHOICES, IN THAT ORDER, IMO.
     
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  20. Coffee Dog

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    Many thanks for your info. :eagle: