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CalNRA
02-12-2007, 5:49 PM
just wondering, what's the hottest factory load FMJ ammo availble to the civilian market?

WilsonCQB
02-12-2007, 5:54 PM
These loads from Double Tap Ammo are hot:
http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_34&products_id=96

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_34&products_id=156

CalNRA
02-12-2007, 5:57 PM
nice, I'll give those a try. SHould I run a 21 or 23 pound spring with that load?

WilsonCQB
02-12-2007, 6:05 PM
nice, I'll give those a try. SHould I run a 21 or 23 pound spring with that load?

I run an 18# spring and a shok-buff in my 1911s.

TheMan
02-12-2007, 7:24 PM
There are also the .45 super loads that are even higher velocity. But depending on your gun, you may need to do a lot of work to it to make it safe to use them.

taloft
02-12-2007, 8:17 PM
1010fps is quite a step up from the average 850fps. I'm curious why someone would want such a hot factory load? I can understand wanting a flatter trajectory, I can understand wanting more kinetic energy at the other end. Is there some other reason for this that isn't readily apparent?

45R
02-12-2007, 8:50 PM
1010fps is quite a step up from the average 850fps. I'm curious why someone would want such a hot factory load? I can understand wanting a flatter trajectory, I can understand wanting more kinetic energy at the other end. Is there some other reason for this that isn't readily apparent?

Faster velocity ensures JHP expansion or deeper penetration on pistols with shorter barrels.

NRAhighpowershooter
02-12-2007, 10:11 PM
Faster velocity ensures JHP expansion or deeper penetration on pistols with shorter barrels.

But the original post was about FMJ rounds.. not JHP rounds....



I'm curious as well....

cali-man
02-13-2007, 1:57 PM
Fiocchi rounds always seemed pretty hot to me other than the Aguila 45 IQ rounds that are supposed to be at around 1450 fps.

CalNRA
02-13-2007, 4:03 PM
I wanted to know what I can use for carrying when I go camping this summer in a NF. I don't have a revolver and want the best-penetrating round just in case.

NRAhighpowershooter
02-14-2007, 1:11 PM
I wanted to know what I can use for carrying when I go camping this summer in a NF. I don't have a revolver and want the best-penetrating round just in case.

then you definately don't want FMJ rounds..... I carryed and qualified with PMC Starfires (in my 1911) for my security guard card and the FFL at the San Leandro range says they are a great round as well... good enough for me.....

WilsonCQB
02-14-2007, 1:39 PM
It depends if he's more concered about 2 or 4 legged predators. :D

xdpackin
02-14-2007, 3:32 PM
if you are worried about 4 legged beasts get a .460 rowland conversion for a 1911 or a 10mm!

CalNRA
02-19-2007, 9:09 PM
if you are worried about 4 legged beasts get a .460 rowland conversion for a 1911 or a 10mm!

i REALLY like the 460 Rowland, and when I get my next cheap 1911 I'm going to get the conversion kit for it.

The 165gr load I just received today has a nice punch to it, 643 ft/lb of JHP would do it for me for now.

CalNRA
02-19-2007, 9:12 PM
then you definately don't want FMJ rounds..... I carryed and qualified with PMC Starfires (in my 1911) for my security guard card and the FFL at the San Leandro range says they are a great round as well... good enough for me.....

why would the FMJ be a bad choice for large animals? do they break up faster due to the velocity?:confused:

ALthough I heard good things about the 165 grain rounds for hunting too, won't hurt to have both!!!