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The next cartridge I’m testing will be my 185gr Gold Dot .45 ACP handload @ 1.125 fps.
...With rifles, I prefer heavy for caliber bullets, though I’ve started using some lighter ones just to play around and expand........my horizons. But with pistols, I’m beginning to like speed (with adequate weight). Preferences:9mm - 124gr +p.357 Mag - 158gr.40 S&W - 155/165gr10mm - 180gr.45 ACP - 185/200grThough I cant argue with the 147gr performance yesterday.
I would love for Zee to test some Barnes .357 Magnum TAC-XPD in 125gr out of a 3" barreled 686 on some piggies.........for science......yeah, science. Has nothing to do with the fact that I carry that combo pretty much every day.....
Sending you a couple of rounds would not be a problem. Wouldn't be quite the same as a 3" but I bet it would be close. Or if I am ever in your area maybe we could get together for some "science experiments". I almost always take my 686 with me when I go West....but not if I go too far West (California).I chose that load based on the ballistics testing Lucky Gunner did, but would love to see what it did on a pig.
Great Outdoors said:
We have been doing similar testing with hogs( average 120 lbs) in a trap( 4x8 rooter style)- no autopsies. Proper shot placement with any medium weight HP self defense ammo in 9mm, 38 spl +p, and 357 have produced very similar results- 1 lap and all done but the thrashing and squealing. 1 to the head usually DRT with a little kicking. 17 HMR in the ear kills them stone dead
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