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Who is Federal loading this 10mm load for???

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by glock20c10mm, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. glock20c10mm

    glock20c10mm

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    Federal has a 10mm Auto load in one of their Law Enforcement lines of ammo called "Ballisticlean® RHT®". They're using a 125gr bullet @ 1300fps claimed from a 5" test barrel.

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    About Ballisticlean® RHT® they say;
    "BallistiClean® RHT® features frangible RHT bullets that break-up immediately on contact with metal targets, significantly reducing ricochet and backsplash danger. All BallistiClean loads feature a copper-plated primer and an "NT" (non-toxic) head stamp to clearly identify BallistiClean as a training round at a glance, eliminating confusion with duty rounds."

    So I get that it's primarily intended as a practice round. My question is; Who are they loading it for? Anybody know? Thoughts?
     
  2. Mountain10mm

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    Me. A long time ago I went to an indoor, firearm training center with a realistic house layout and mannequin targets. (Valhalla outside of Telluride, CO) I was required to use green frangible ammo, but none was available in 10mm. I reluctantly had to exclude the G20 from the range ended up using a 1911 45acp. After laying down a few hundred $ for the indoor range experience (or should I say lack of experience with the G20) I whined really loud and apparently Federal heard my pleas for help.

    Maybe a few other G20 nuclear holders asked for some indoor practice ammo too. Or, perhaps the ranges were getting tired or rebuilding berms and backstops after a single hit from a full power 10mm.
     

  3. Careby

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    Sure, it sounds weak on paper. But it's a 10mm! So, you know what that means. 10mm!
     
  4. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    those arent very impressive numbers for a 10mm, 125gr. @ 1,300 fps? about 300 fps slower than what it should be.
     
  5. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

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    400 fps slower if you;re loading to wimpy SAAMI standards and a lot slower if you're not. :cool:
     
  6. CTSixshot

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    Can't say if they're loading the Sinterfire bullet, but you can get the SF40-155 RHFP through frangiblebullets.com, if interested. It appears as though they simply re-sell SinterFire products, but I can't swear to this either. Check both sites for availability:
    http://frangiblebullets.com/xcart/Bullets-NOT-Loaded-Ammo.html
    http://frangibleammo.com/ A SF40-125 RHFP is also offered.

    FWIW, I've shot the SF45-155 RHFP at steel plates from about 12 inches. No blowback, debris, nothing. Just like in their video. Not a recommendation for everyday firing, of course!
    SKS at 4 foot: similar.
    7.62x51 at 4 feet tends to blowback any debris that is on the plate; not the Sinterfire bullet, but old lead/jacket material embedded in the plate.

    From what I hear, the SIG Academy (in New Hampshire, I believe) requires frangible ammo in their ranges, but best to contact the venue instead of relying on my hearsay.

    A local indoor range in Bridgeport, CT allows centerfire rifle use, as long as they clear your frangible ammo supply.
     
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  7. triggerjerk

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    FBI HRT uses the MP5 in 10mm.
    Maybe they like to use frangibles to train indoors with???
     
  8. dkf

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    Someone who really wants an expensive .40 S&W round. I was thinking of buying some frangables in .357sig only beacause midway has them over half off.
     
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  9. vafish

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    That was going to be my guess.