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XTP124s--Inspired by a Calibers thread...

Discussion in 'TOP GUNS *357 Sig* Club' started by jeffreybehr, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    ...I bought another bunch of Hornady XTP124s and worked up PD loads with them. I've used lots of them in the past but had changed to the Barnes TAC-XP125s a year or so ago.

    These I chrno'd (at 10'-average distance) at 1400FPS.
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    Will be destroying a bunch of pesky plastic waterjugs this afternoon and will post some pics of expanded bullets.
     

  2. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    TYVM.

    Here are 3 of those bullets expanded. Each was shot from 10' into a series of 4 one-gallon waterjugs, with 4 layers of denin taped onto the front jug. Two bullets stopped in the 3rd jug; the one on the right stopped in the 4th. (I shot another but it escaped. :whistling: )

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    This is excelent performance as far as I'm concerned, so this is my new PD load. :supergrin:
     
  3. theAlgorithmist

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    I have the 147 gr. XTP's in one of my two backup mags along with the Barnes. Nice, deep-penetrating bullet.

    Great stuff - thx for the pics!
     
  4. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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  6. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    Both, I think--at least for 357SIG; they're quite straight--cylindrical...
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    (XTP124 left; Montana Gold124 center; Barnes TAC-XP125 on right.)
    ...which gives the short SIG neck plenty of bullet wall to grab.
     
  7. Wolfdad

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    I currently carry the XTP 147gr. 357 Sig. cartridge in my P226. I would have no problem carrying the 124gr. version. Both are superb cartridges.
     
  8. RedHaze

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    Looks just like the XTP's I've shot.

    And believe it or not, the HAP bullet opens up real well at those velocities too. Maybe not a PD bullet, but practice/hunting it'd work great.

    Which for those of you who aren't aware, the HAP is basically an XTP minus petals to help expansion.

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  9. great write up and information all...thanks!

    Bill
     
  10. Snapper2

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    wonder how a 124gr gold dot would do in the jugs at that velocity? probably explode in the first jug due to over expansion. those XTPs do hold together surprisingly well for being a 9mm bullet.:cool:
     
  11. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    Although not the 124gr Gold Dot. They all behave basically the same. As velocity increases.


    All fired into wetpack.
    125gr GD Fastest (~1500)to slowest (~1350).
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    And for good measure, a 90gr GD at about 1700
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  12. Snapper2

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    Cool pics RedHaze, As soon as I collect enough phone books I want to try 124 and 147gr gold dots. :cool:
     
  13. RedHaze

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    Albertsons around here have stacks and stacks of free phone books. I usually just grab one or two here and there, and before I know I have a dozen or so.

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