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davy
04-24-2010, 3:23 PM
http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/product_info.php/pName/100rds-223-hornady-tap-fpd-75gr-ammo/cName/223-556-hollow-point-ammo

I read somewhere that these are suppose to have more stopping power than other 223s?

Is that true? Is it because they're heavier than normal rounds? Has anybody shot these before? Are these legal?

davy
04-24-2010, 4:30 PM
???

tomd1584
04-24-2010, 4:35 PM
Its good ammo.. Hornady makes quality ammo. Next time give it a little more than an hour dude. Some people are outside enjoying a beautiful day!

Jpach
04-24-2010, 4:37 PM
Dude, take it easy, its only been an hour. Lots of people like to use TAP. As for it having MORE "stopping power", who knows. As long as you hit someone in a vital area with a bullet that is meant to fragment and expand, and penetrate deep enough to the vital area, then you will be good. I say get some of it and try it out to see how you like it.

davy
04-24-2010, 5:09 PM
Thanks for the help guys. Yeah, I should've waited longer.

If any round is just as effective in the right spot, why do these rounds cost almost $1 a shot?

steve92407
04-24-2010, 5:43 PM
I had to post. Tap ammo is Leo Practice ammo. It is lacquer coated steel cases, and also comes in FMJ 55 gr bt. It's only issued at the range for practice, and not for duty.

guimus
04-24-2010, 5:59 PM
Thanks for the help guys. Yeah, I should've waited longer.

If any round is just as effective in the right spot, why do these rounds cost almost $1 a shot?

Good marketing.

davy
04-24-2010, 7:42 PM
Just a waste of money then.

NapaCountyShooter
04-24-2010, 8:12 PM
I had to post. Tap ammo is Leo Practice ammo. It is lacquer coated steel cases, and also comes in FMJ 55 gr bt. It's only issued at the range for practice, and not for duty.

Tap practice is steel coated and runs about .30/round or less. The regular Tap that the op posted about is high quality nickel cased ammo. It's good stuff. Pretty accurate. Give it a try if you like.

davy
04-25-2010, 4:41 PM
Does it hurt any more than the regular rounds when hit?

Durasteel
04-25-2010, 5:08 PM
70+ gr bullets fragment more reliably and create a larger wound profile. I think they're more accurate and pack a larger punch at longer distances too. The military issues the 77gr for the SPR.

http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Misc_Images/DocGKR/40052-MilitaryAssaultRifleWPcopy.jpg

Jpach
04-25-2010, 5:32 PM
Does it hurt any more than the regular rounds when hit?

I think destroying a vital should be more important than what hurts most.

davy
04-25-2010, 5:49 PM
I think destroying a vital should be more important than what hurts most.

Pain compliance. We can't ALWAYS expect to hit vitals in sticky situations.

nrakid88
04-25-2010, 6:38 PM
Doubtful that you'll get pain compliance. Adrenaline takes care of pain. If you shoot someone and they keep coming, it doesnt matter how bad it hurts, they are determined to get you, so vitals are all that count. Most people will flee at the sight of a gun or sound of a gun shot, however.

nrakid88
04-25-2010, 6:39 PM
I say get some of it and try it out to see how you like it.

Are you saying "try it out on PRC prisoners?"