View Full Version : Hornady Vs. TSX for Self-Defense

06-19-2012, 3:49 PM
After viewing this: http://www.m4carbine.net/showpost.php?p=714965&postcount=42

It seems pretty clear that the Hornady Tap 223 75GR Practice Ammo is a very cost effective round, if you're okay with the steel case.

On the other hand, there are the TSX rounds:


and it seems the 53gr actually does better than the 70gr when it comes to expansion (petalling) and could still do well against windshields.

Not sure how they would match up against tougher barriers.

http://www.primaryarms.com/Hornady_223_Rem_75_gr_Steel_Match_50_rounds_80261_ p/80261.htm

Do the Hornady bullets fragment or expand? From what I can tell expansion like the TSX's is superior. Any other rounds I should consider?

06-19-2012, 4:24 PM
Who's windshields do you plan on shooting through in self defense? :P

I just stick with one type of ammo. Self defense, SHTF, sighting in and practicing at the range, stocking up... One type of ammo keeps everything consistent.

06-19-2012, 4:27 PM
Get two types of ammo and alter them in the magazine. If you shoot the bad guy twice now you instantly have TWO ammo lawyers on your side from the respective companies for free.

06-19-2012, 4:31 PM
Damn bro. Rough neighborhood when windshields attack you :p

06-19-2012, 4:34 PM
God damn it guys, I never said I was planning to shoot through windshields. Stop trying to get the feds on me. It's a barrier, goddammit! If it can go through a windshield it can probably go through the small children I'm cowering behind and hit the bad guy.

06-19-2012, 4:43 PM
Have you thought about duct-taping toddlers to your torso? Not only is it a form of body armor but also nutrition during SHTF.

06-20-2012, 5:03 PM
Bump. Economic collapse could come any day now!

06-20-2012, 5:42 PM
Lol you guys are funny. Got me laughing. But winnre is that true?

06-20-2012, 8:17 PM
I think most high-expansion 5.56 is going to do just as well as any other but there's no substitute for testing them yourself on an aggressive windshield ;)