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Hottest Load for a G22?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Quigley, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    Pretty much as the title says, what is the hottest load for a 40cal G22. I want something to use as my woods round.
     
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    The hottest load would involve a .357 Sig barrel....
     

  3. DannyR

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    Hottest FMJ is a Speer 165-gr or Remington UMC 165-gr, followed closely by American Eagle 165-gr. I do not have a spreadsheet for JHP ballistics/performance.
     
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    The Speer 125-gr .357Sig, although traveling faster, is not as powerful due to the lighter bullet.
     
  6. Quigley

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    Would this load be Ok out of a Glock 22 because it looks ideal for the job.
     
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    High velocity lead bullets and Glock factory barrels do not mix very well.
     
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    Thank you for the reply Danny. With that in mind I guess this 200gr fmj is probably my best bet. At 538ft-lbs of muzzle energy it seems to be a pretty formidable round.
     
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    That would be a much safer choice.
     
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    the recoil would be very sharp indeed.
     
  11. timbob

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    Why not take the DoubleTap 200gr .40 S&W WFNGC made for woods carry-- for woods carry? :upeyes:
     
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    Oh boy...here we go.
     
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    If the cases bulge, when fired, back off your load.:snoopy:
     
  14. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    Well the 200gr FMJ also says for woods carry. The problem with the WFNGC, as I understand it, is that the stock Glock barrels don't do well with solid lead rounds.
     
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    Cool, thanks. this thread had no purpose or meaning until this ^
     
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    SIUC4 Glockness

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    Buffola Bore has some .40 +p loads, do a search I have started a few threads on the subject.
     
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    Yeah definitely. I was kind of putting that out there as a literal "Why not?", hoping someone might have some input on the subject. It seems all the DoubleTap .40 loads are tested exclusively through Glock model pistols...

    Caliber : .40 S&W

    Bullet : 200gr. Wide Flat Nose Gas Checked

    Ballistics : 200gr. @ 1050fps / 490 ft/lbs- Glock 23 (4.0"bbl)
    Glock 22 4.5" bbl - 1106fps
    Glock 27 3.5" bbl - 1009fps

    Box of 50rds.


    Current Reviews: 3


    I'm no expert, but I would ask DT themselves if I really wanted the best woods carry round from an ammo company that seems to be all about Glock.
     
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    I'll be the first to say there is no such thing as .40 S&W +P. Waste of money and adds potential harm to your firearm and yourself.

    I welcome any dissenting opinions on the matter.
     
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    They test all their semi-auto loads through the Glock because lets face it. The Glock is the most popular.
     
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    There is no +P SAAMI spec for 40S&W.
    Anybody selling ammo they say is +P 40S&W, is admitting to selling over-pressure ammo. This seems to keep coming up.