Scotty, wanted to show you one configuration on my Gen 2 G20 that acts like a comp.Power Pistol is a good powder and seems to gain where others fail. I use it in 357 sig and 9mm.
Sounds like you have some stout loads for sure. What length barrel do you run? Do you use a comp?
have you measured case heads? like to know where your at on those.
Yep the heavy bullets interest me more than the lighter ones. I'ts much easier to get 1100 ft lbs from a 185g than 1000 ft lbs from a 300g. Those longer bullets eat of engine room under the bullet.
I'm sure the 185's at 1700 fps might do well as a defense round if the bullets hold up. but to me the 215-220's at 1450-1500 fps would be better defense rounds.
Where the 45 super shines is for woods defense carry vs large game at close range.
I'm not saying it's going to stop a charging PO'ed off 2200 lb Kodiak Grizzly.
I don't see any rifle really stopping it 1st shot unless it's brain/heart,spine shot.
a large black bear, normal Griz I would think you'd be better off with a 45-70 lever, but most ppl to trot the trails don't carry, and when they do, keep it strapped around back. 99% of the people never run into a charging griz or attacked. So often we find ourselves leaving that 5 lb 454 casull, 460 SW, 500Sw (or 45-70 revolver) home.. and pack a G20 10mm because plastic is so light.
so if one wants to pack a light poly gun around, might as well be a 45 SUPER/Rowmag.
Charging bears are tough. if I'm getting away from heavy metal on my side for a poly gun, I'd rather have 452 caliber and 275-300g bullets than the 10mm 180-200-220g bullets.
Although the later is no slouch itself.
The 45 SUPER is the most powerful double stack magazine REAL pistol in the world.;
Keep us posted on your progress.
What this is is my G20 frame with Zev Fulcrum trigger suite, six inch ported Lone Wolf barrel and long slide ported bull nose stainless Lone Wolf slide. When I shoot in this configuration I think I’m shooting crappy cheap target ammo when in fact I’m shooting either the hottest factory offerings from Underwood etc. The porting really does make a huge difference in a state where you can’t have a compensator.