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Cardinal Sin
11-03-2006, 10:14 AM
Has anyone noticed the rather inconsistent shape and depth of Federalís .45 230Gr. Hydra Shock bullets, (ammo box is P45HS1),? When I look at them some are more open than others, the posts height varies, etc. When I look at my 9mm 147Gr bullets they seem to be far more consistent in shape. What gives? I have started using Speer Gold Dots now but the casings are not nearly as polished as the Hydra line but the bullet shape and depth is consistent. It seems that the Hydra Shok line is the standard to which other designs are judged but with what I have seen, itís got me questioning this.

sobiloff
11-28-2006, 11:28 AM
HydraShock bullets are several generations old. They aren't bonded and they tend to plug up and fail to expand in the 4-layer denim tests. You're better served by the Gold Dots you've started using--bonded and consistent expansion. See <http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=237> for more details/test results.

bu-bye
11-29-2006, 10:28 AM
HydraShock bullets are several generations old. They aren't bonded and they tend to plug up and fail to expand in the 4-layer denim tests. You're better served by the Gold Dots you've started using--bonded and consistent expansion. See <http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=237> for more details/test results.

+1

they are outdated. Gotdots, SXT's seem to be the most used today. I keep SXT's in all my pistols.