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This is a discussion on Federal HST ammo within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Has anyone tried the hst ammo from federal. Especially the 124 gr 9mm. How is it accuracy wise and has anyone done any testing as ...
Has anyone tried the hst ammo from federal. Especially the 124 gr 9mm. How is it accuracy wise and has anyone done any testing as in wetpacks or geletin. Just curious as my loving wife said I could get a few boxes for fathers day with free shipping from striechers. What a great wife I have If I only could get her to go shooting with me Id have the perfect wife. Happy fathers day to all the fathers on here. And have a good one.
I have been using 9mm 124 g HST's for almost three years now. About 800 rounds through my Glock 26 and another 200 through my KT S2K. They are my only SD cartridge.
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I've personally never used them just for the fact that I havent been able to find them locally. I've never heard anything negative about the round and Im hoping to find a few boxes to check out for myself.
I have been using HST 147 loads in my Kahr and the have been outstanding in my Kahr. I am thinking about trying the HST 124 in the near future because the EFMJ loads also do quite well for me too.
i use 147gr HST in my G26. Works great, and isnt too expensive. You can find it here.
i did some wetpack testing of it, and it performs awesome. Results here.
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HST gets a bad rap by many........ claiming it is "old" technology. I find it to be very accurate and keep it in most of my handguns.
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Here's a test I did:
Search 'wetpack' and there is at least another.
i really like the 147gr HST.
Maybe you're thinking of Hydra Shock.Originally Posted by FastDraw
HST is a new design.
hydra shock is good ammo, it was my duty ammo for years in 9mm. then we went to 40 cal and we carried the hydra shock ammo.
Is HST the same is federal premium hydra shok or is it 2 different designs?
My boxes said Federal Premium on the corners. I did a 200rd reliabilty test with this in my HK Tac45 for carry, great ammo to me!
Just my 2 cents.
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Two different designs. HST has no hydrashok post. The hollow itself is different inside too.Originally Posted by Dog
HST is definitively superior to hydrashok in that they open more reliably after going through intermediate barriers. Just about any hollowpoint will open up in water or 'wetpack'...put heavy clothing in front of it, or other intermediate barriers, and you'll see the difference.
Get HST (or Ranger T).
HST is what I use in my G19 and I really like it as well. One of the things I like most about it is the price. Last year before prices went up I was getting it for $12/50 at Streichers (now it's $14) and I've found that it performs just as good as Gold Dot for me so I'd rather buy more HST for the same $$. Just my opinion, but I have found it to be one of the better deals as far as personal defense ammo goes.