Heavier Ammo in Cold ?

Heavier Ammo in Cold ?

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    Heavier Ammo in Cold ?

    Anyone else carry heavier bullets in the winter time ?
    In summer I'll use 124 gr +P 9mm, in fall I'll go with 147 gr +P 9mm.
    Same with 45 acp warmer weather I'll use 185 or 200 gr +P, winter 230gr +P.

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    I always carry heavy ammo, regardless of the weather.
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    What the heck? Why wouldn't you choose the weight that penetrated in all seasons?I've heard of changing guns with seasons--but ammo? Heavier bullets will kill just as dead in teh summer as winter. And please, don't throw that "overpenetration" thing out there.
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    Maybe it has something to do with air density? lol

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    Sport rifle shooters switch their loads every two minutes. For a weapon with and effective/likely range less than the distance to first base, I'm happy with anything that exits the barrel.

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    I don't get the logic behind this.

    Why not just carry a heavy bullet all the time?
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    Back when I lived in the snow belt, the .38 snub got 158s in the cold months when people were wrapped in heavier clothing. The .45s are almost always loaded with 230s, so no change was warranted.

    Nowadays I'm in AZ and although defeating heavy clothing isn't generally a concern, the snubs now carry 158s (LSWCHP) most of the time. Lighter JHPs are on the speedloaders & speed strips since they're less deformable (in the pocket) than the lead loads.
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    I'm carrying CorBon DPX 115gr because I want reliable penetration.

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    Same as I always do, 230gr., either Gold Dot, HST or FMJ.
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    if I were up north I would consider ball ammo for my .45 over jhp. heavy coats and layers of clothes may inhibit proper penetration of a poorly designed jhp round

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    I carry the heaviest weights available all the time.

    I try to limit my selections to ammo that has a strong reputation: Winchester Ranger T-Series Bonded or Double Tap are my first choices, Federal HST and Speer Gold Dot run a close second.
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    Same type of ammo year-round.
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    I wonder how many layers of clothing could matter.

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    Same thing year round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
    if I were up north I would consider ball ammo for my .45 over jhp. heavy coats and layers of clothes may inhibit proper penetration of a poorly designed jhp round
    Anyone want to point out the obvious here?
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