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Golden Saber 9mm.

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by eazyrhino, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. eazyrhino

    eazyrhino

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    In my area we have as many gun shops as we do churches (just kidding kind of - eight dedicated gun stores in a 20 mile radius). Anyway I've come up short with Hornady critical defense 9mm. no one has it. I'm not fond of ordering off the internet so I settled on Remington Golden Saber. So what do you good folks think of this round 147gr. 9mm. In an earlier post I noted that I wanted the least amount of penetration as possible because I live in a condo. I have lesser caliber of firearms but want to use my g26 as my HD. any info on the golden saber from you folks would be appreciated.
     
  2. grecco

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    I use GS for all my carry guns,
    I was able to pull a 9mm from a "protean medium"
    (Finished off a doe)
    It entered the one side and came to rest under the hide of the other.
    The bullet mushroomed and held together,
    I was impressed.
     

  3. MrV

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    Mediocre at best honestly. Whilst conducting my penetration/expansion tests using 5 gallon jugs, the first wrapped in 4 layers of denim, full of water and wet newspaper this round preformed 'okay'.

    Out of 5 rounds fired, 4 penetrated. Of those 4, 2 penetrated the 3rd gallon. The five rounds yielded an average expansion of .46, not including two that failed to expand and were clogged by the denim.
     
  4. TSAX

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    i use golden sabers in .380 and 9mm.
    fill hollow point cavity with silicone caulk to make a round that will penetrate clothing layers without tangling/degrading - similar to critical defense.
     
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    The HST, Gold Dot, Ranger T, seem to perform better in most tests.
     
  7. eazyrhino

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    Thanks TSA good info.
     
  8. cowboy1964

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    Heavy-for-caliber (which 147gr is for 9mm) tend to penetrate the most. Probably won't make a huge difference but if that is one of your concerns you might be better off with 115 or 124.

    Golden Sabre Bonded is a fantastic round. Right up there with Gold Dot, HST, and Ranger, IMO. It's usually more expensive though and harder to find.
     
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  9. tango44

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    Golde sabers in 124+p for me!
     
  10. John Biltz

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    I've used them before and I'd use them again.
     
  11. TommyMN

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    So either they are clogging or drive pretty deep with average expansion. Interesting.
     
  12. Edmo01

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    I have 124 grain Golden Sabers in both my G19 & G26.

    Edmo
     
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    I carry 124gr Bonded Golden Sabers. Amazingly accurate. Avoid the 147gr even for reloading as you can't speed it up at safe pressure levels for it to work as designed......Mike
     
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    I don't have a choice, some dufus traded me 500 rounds of 124 grain GS +p Bonded for 400 rounds of FNM 7.62X51 surplus I paid 15 cents a rounds for..:cool: