.44 spl: 3 choices

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    .44 spl: 3 choices

    Which of the three bullets would you use in a EDC CA .44 spl 2 inch barrel:

    In pic:

    1. 200gr. Corbon DPX
    2. 200gr. Speer Gold Dot
    3. 200gr. Buffalo Bore .44 spl Anti-Personnel



    Not worried about Energy, Velocity, etc that is printed on the side of the ammo box, I'm more worried about "shot placement & going home ALIVE to my family"!

    So far, I'm leaning toward the Buffalo Bore as the primary ammo and the DPX as my reload. Any suggestions?





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    Speer Gold Dot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
    Speer Gold Dot.
    +1 to the Gold Dot.
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    I'm liking the looks of the one in the back right,
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    While I have plenty of respect for a wadcutter...the Gold Dot or the DPX would be my choice.
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    I'm going with the wadcutter load.
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    Im carrying the DPX 200gr solid copper HP, test data I've seen indicates very good penetration thru wall board and glass/SM, as well the "gel" block test, showing HP flower development after glass and tin penetration, trust Corbon to be nasty...expensive

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    Corbon and Gold Dot both work well. Also consider 429421HP over 7.5 grs of Unique. I use straight WW and get good expansion
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    Gonna have to vote Gold Dot as well. I've heard the best about this one- it's what a lot of 'officials' carry. I've never used them, but heard people that I trust swear by them.
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    I'd carry the gun loaded with the WCs, but reloads would be something with a rounded nose that will guide the rounds into the chambers when my hands are shaky from stress.
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    May we have another choice, if so, I'd pick Federal SWCHP.

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    I'd prefer to carry a 250gr. Keith SWC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    I'd prefer to carry a 250gr. Keith SWC.
    Yeah! Seated over 7.5 grains of Unique.

    Oh, wait! That's an evil handload. Can't go about using them in the ol' .44.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Yeah! Seated over 7.5 grains of Unique.

    Oh, wait! That's an evil handload. Can't go about using them in the ol' .44.
    BINGO!
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    I cannot comment on any of the loads you are asking about. I do agree with the 245-250 gr Keith style cast swc bullet over a load of Unique powder.

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