This is a discussion on SilverTips within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; the Silvertip you are writing about is not the same projectile in current production--the old one is has been replaced by newer technology in [I ...
July 18th, 2006 08:37 PM
Most of you are quoting ancient history
the Silvertip you are writing about is not the same projectile in current production--the old one is has been replaced by newer technology in [I believe] all calibers.
An example, the 44 Special. I carry the caliber and was very interested in the ST. About two years ago, I saw a change in the bullet in this caliber ST. At the next jello shoot, Evan invited me to do some testing. Results can be found in the 'test Bed' forum at www.stoppingpower.net
Briefly, no expansion from old ST from 2.5 inch barreled S&W 296, but great expansion from new ST from same gun.
When evaluating ammo, we need to always compare an apple to an apple. If we don't, we further misinformation.
Today, I would not feel underarmed with the redesigned Winchester Silvertip in any caliber.
July 18th, 2006 09:29 PM
too many variables are involved with these issues of one ammo type vs another
as in the Trooper Coates shooting...
sure he hit the perp 5 times....but where? shoulder, abdomen, arm, leg...they don't say in the clip but more info may be available somewhere, I believe no matter what caliber/type or bullet he used it wouldn't have mattered (short of explosive lol) since he didn't hit center mass, etc
by all means feel free to use whatever brand/type of ammo you want and feel will do the job, but its the same as the 9 vs 40 vs 45 debate......no matter what caliber or type of ammo....you need proper shot placement
I would like to see data from controlled tests on the older/softer jacketed silvertips vs the newer/harder jackets
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