I bought 100 .451 caliber 200gr Hornady XTP to reload for my Kimber Pro; I only got them because I wanted 200gr. bullets and that was all that was available at the time. They're well well made/consistent, but Hornady bullets are simply never worth their cost for me to shoot from a pistol (not saying they're not better, but they're not that much better [if at all (marketing aside)] than Montana Gold). I've had some phonebooks laying around that I picked up in the neighborhood almost a year ago with plans of soaking and then shooting them to test out my loads. Well, I finally got around to shooting them today but didn't have time to soak them first. Fired the following into the phonebooks, recovered four projectiles: 45ACP Kimber Pro Carry, 4" barrel; distance ~7 yards. -Mixed Brass cases -5.6gr. Unique -200 Grain Hornady XTP -CCI 300 -COAL @ 1.2215" This is an intentionally light load, probably moving around or even under 800FPS. I shot 8 rounds of 230gr. FMJ that penetrated much more than my own rolls. Still I was not expecting the results that I'm left with: None of of hollow points mushroomed/expanded at all. All four have at least some pedals bent inward. All show signs of "plugging" from the dry layer of phonebook paper. One that I recovered had tumbled while penetrating and the nose end was facing the entrance hole. It is worth noting that there was a sizable exit in the first phonebook (through and through to the next) that I examined throughly after my first shot. I'll post pictures probably tonight when I can. Was this typical shooting HPs into a DRY phonebook, did the plugging keep them from expanding? Would my results have been different if I'd used soaked phonebooks? Or, -Are XTPs just poor hollow points that tend to fail to expand (I've heard this more than once)? -Was my load just not hot enough to reach the velocities required for the XTP to expand? Obviously most HPs are going to be loaded pretty hot. Thanks.