Golden Saber?

Golden Saber?

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    Golden Saber?

    Anyone have opinions on Rem. Golden Sabers for a defense round? I carry an XD-40. Feeding usually isn't a problem for me in my XD. Does this round stack up? Does the jacket come away from the lead core? I found a deal and want to buy some, but it's not worth changing out my GD's or CorBons if it's junk. Thanks for your help.
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    I carried Golden Sabres for awhile in my Xd .40, and never had a problem with them. From the tests I have seen, they perform well, and now you can even get them witha bonded bullet. For the money, they are a very good round IMHO.
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    I carry 230gr Gold Sabre "bonded" in my 1911.

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    In my opinion any modern hollow point properly delivered is adequate.

    I use golden sabers because the muzzle flash in .45 is nice and low.
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    185 gr bonded in my Para LTC 45. My XD 40 is sometimes finicky with Gold Dots so I am going to switch to GS for the XD as well.

    Round does well in tests and can be had at good prices online.

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    the Golden sabers are a good round

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    One of the better rounds out there. Shouldn't be a problem. I've shot'em and would trust my life to'em.

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    Golden Sabers have a lower velocity expansion threshold than most HP's. I like 230 gr. in standard bbl. 45's and 185's for short barrels.

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    bought 'em

    I bought 2 25-round boxes of Golden Sabers - 165 gr. BJHP for my XD-40 for $9.99 each. That seemed like a good deal to me. Should I go back and buy more at that price?
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    they worked well in my HK USP , like soflasmg said, any modern HP should perform well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkworks
    I bought 2 25-round boxes of Golden Sabers - 165 gr. BJHP for my XD-40 for $9.99 each. That seemed like a good deal to me. Should I go back and buy more at that price?
    YES you should. I got some for the same price at Gander Mountain and went back to get some more and they were gone. I carry it in my G23.

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    No input from me on expansion tests but for accuracy the grouping was the tightest out of my testing in 9mm.

    I like the GS and carry them in my bhp.
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    I fired some into wet pack beside some Gold Dots. The Golden Sabers were 200gr +P and all of them seperated from the jacket.

    All of the Gold Dot's stayed together. I'll take some pics and post. Now that I know how.

    This is just what happend in my unscientific test, on that given day, in my little part of the world. In other words, I'm no expert, or balistics expert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkworks
    Anyone have opinions on Rem. Golden Sabers for a defense round?
    It's good round, feed reliable, consistent mfg quality, consistent performer, with slightly above-average ballistics. Speaking strictly of ft-lbs of energy and velocity, it's ecliped by several alternatives. However, concealed carry ammunition should never, IMO, be purchased based on one feature. It's the mix of characteristics that works best that ends up being best.

    In my case, the goals are: 100% reliability; loves to cycle in my specific gun; decent to above-avg performance. The rest is my competence with shot placement and follow-on ability. I'm certainly willing to consider apparently higher-performance rounds, but they are quickly discarded if they cannot be made to work exceptionally well in my specific gun.
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    I carry it...

    Ballistics are good.

    Low Muzzle Flash. (Most incidents happen in reduced lighting per all the statisics I've ever heard)

    Never had one fail to feed.

    Good Expansion.

    Nuff Said.
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