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What to get if you can't get the ammo you want?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by pascal, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. pascal

    pascal

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    Howdy,
    I have a preference in self-defense .45 auto ammunition. My question is if I can't locate and purchase Federal HST2, or Winchester RA ammo, what would be an effective non +P round to evaluate? Thanks for your experienced opinions.
    pascal
     
  2. fsqridah

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    Any premium defense hollowpoint would be fine. Some are better than others for certain things, but when it comes down to it, they all do the job.
     


  3. Iceman cHucK

    Iceman cHucK

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    230fmj hardball does everything you need but expand, and it will never shrink!

    Just picked up some bonded WW230jhpPDX but haven't tried them yet, not +p but claim 920fps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  4. triggerjerk

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    Just be patient and search online.
    Always keep some in reserve to carry in case you run out.

    If you are totally out of standard pressure HST or Ranger T I think Gold Dots are probably the next best thing.
     
  5. BleedNOrange

    BleedNOrange Go Vols

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    Ammunition To Go has HST 230 +p for 39.95 listed as in stock right now.
     
  6. pascal

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    Thank you Gentlemen for your responses. I don't want to use +P, so the PDX or the Goldots might be worth the try. The Goldots come in 230 grain. If you can
    Iceman cHucK, let me know how they work out.
    Take care.
    pascal
     
  7. J_Rico

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    If you can't be with the ammo you love, love the ammo you're with.

    My apologies to CSNY.
     
  8. pascal

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    Hey weybug,
    I thought that sounded familiar. And besides I think I like CSN better.
    pascal
     
  9. MURRAY

    MURRAY Millennium Member

  10. J_Rico

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    I can never keep up with which song goes with which assemblage, so I call them all CSNY.
     
  11. fredj338

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    so.cal.
    There are few bad choices in the 45acp. Hornady 185gr-230gr, Rem. 185gr & 230grGS, 185gr-230gr SGD, etc.
     
  12. das9mm26

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    Neil says he forgives you......:whistling:
     
  13. pascal

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    Thanks Gentlemen for the recommendations. Especially thanks for that site.
    Not to hijack my own thread but Neil Young is a great songwriter and has a definite place in Rock and Roll, just not with CSN.:wow:
    pascal
     
  14. Fred, are the recommendations you're giving the good or the bad?
     
  15. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
     
  16. Kalmah

    Kalmah Supreme Member

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    Take your pick...

    Barnes XPB/TAC-XP 185gr HP loaded by:
    • Cor-Bon (DPX45185)
    • Taurus (TCB45ACP185HP)
    Winchester Ranger-T 230gr JHP (RA45T)
    Winchester Ranger-T 230gr JHP +P (RA45TP)
    Federal Tactical 230gr JHP (LE45T1)
    Federal HST 230gr +P JHP (P45HST1)
    Federal HST 230gr JHP (P45HST2)
    Speer Gold Dot 230 gr JHP (23966)
    http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#.45ACP


    edit: Nevermind, I see this link has already been posted.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  17. TheChosenOne

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    If you can't get what you want, get the next best thing.
     
  18. pascal

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    Thank you for giving a list of recommendations from which I can choose and/or find. Take care.
    pascal
     
  19. 5532jwk

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    I usually have the Ranger T-series ammo in stock.
     
  20. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

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    Nice avatar! :wavey: