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What Would You Rather Have ..

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by CPG19, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. CPG19

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    Winchester 185 gr Silvertip HP

    or

    Speer Gold Dot 200 gr HP


    more likely im going to try both in future n maybe keep . but just wanna get some review from you guys pro n cons and what you prefer ..


    thanks
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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  3. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

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    Another +1 for Speer 200g GDHP.

    What I currently carry.

    Although, I've been meaning to try some DoubleTap 200g. Same bullet, IIRC, as the GDHP, with a higher velocity.
     
  4. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    The Silvertip may be a good bullet, but the Gold Dot has demonstrated time and time again that it's an excellent bullet that penetrates, expands, stays together, and vitually always delivers ALL its energy into the body of the badguy.

    I just happened to test these 2 in .45 caliber.
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  5. srd

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    Another one for speer gold dot. Thats what is im G37 carry gun.
     
  6. CPG19

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    thanks yall ! looks like I'll be stacking up gold dots =)
     
  7. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    Do understand that the GD is clearly the better choise between the 2 you gave us, and it is indeed as excellent bullet and the one I, too, carry in my 37, but the new Winchester PDX1 is also a state-of-the-art (and excellent) bullet.

    Also something a bit puzzling to me is how little ink the new Hornady FTX is getting.

    Here's an electronic version of The American Rifleman's review of those 2 new bullets.
    http://www.americanrifleman.org/Webcontent/pdf/2009-8/200981911031-oneproblemtwosolutions.pdf

    Another excellent PD bullet, now available at about 2/3 the price of the current-version premium bullets, is the Hornady XTP. I loaded and carried them in my Glock 23s and tested them against a bunch of other bullets. While the GD and the PDX1 performed arguably better, the XTP still did a fine job of expanding, penetrating, and staying together.
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    Last edited: Apr 9, 2010