Independent, scientific tests of Critical Duty

Independent, scientific tests of Critical Duty

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    I'll stick with my HST's, thankyouverymuch.
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    yup I was not imressed with the critical Duty in 9mm, 40, and 45 that I tested expansion was poor and nothing as what Hornady claims in bare gel and heavy clothing .. I'll also stick with my HST's and my DPX solid copper bullets, a whole lot better IMO ....

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    FTF every other round for me with this brand of ammo.

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    Re: Independent, scientific tests of Critical Duty

    Yea i shot one into jugs of water and this was the result not very impressed considering these are suppose to great at going thru barriers..

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    After watching TNOutdoors9 test on .45 HST I was sold. HST is some nasty stuff. Same goes for Ranger-T. JHP technology has come a long ways. The DPX stuff is very interesting as well.

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    I have not been able to recover any of my critical duty yet but it has functioned fine. However, I keep seeing images of poor terminal performance and plan on switching to something else as soon as I can buy it.
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    I thought the whole idea of Critical Duty was enhanced penetration while still providing reliable, althought maybe not to the same extent, expansion. It's designed more for better barrier penetration than for simple expansion, so the results don't surprise me.
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    I so want to like Critical Duty. They are made in my home state of Nebraska. But the verdict is still out on them (even though I have about 50 rds still in my basement).
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    So they expanded less, but penetrated more.

    This is bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBentz View Post
    After watching TNOutdoors9 test on .45 HST I was sold. HST is some nasty stuff. Same goes for Ranger-T. JHP technology has come a long ways. The DPX stuff is very interesting as well.
    Yes The Federal HST is a great round goes deep and epands great, the Ranger T is a decent round as well but ive had alot of them fail to expand going thru some very thin denim, the DPX and HST all did the job through the same materials, Ive only had one HST fail to expand and that was a stress test I did going through about 8 layers of denim, the DPX worked like a charm and punched through it and expaned fully.. Ive made the switch to the DPX rounds in my carry gun..

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    Interesting. Ive been rethinking my carry loads. Im currently using critical defnse. But leaning towards golden sabre and hst. Thanks for posting this.

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    Ranger T/HST for me. If you must use a bonded i would say PDX... Though finding any of the HST's or Rangers right now might prove to be a herculean task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    So they expanded less, but penetrated more.

    This is bad?
    I don't think so.

    Some folks like JHPs that expand to huge diameters, but that tends to limit penetration which could be problematic.

    I'd rather have a bullet that expands in a more controlled fashion that will permit it to penetrate deeper for a better chance of hitting the CNS and vascular structures. I like the Critical Duty stuff.

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    Re: Independent, scientific tests of Critical Duty


    a few pics of HST ranger T and DPX line in .9 40 45 .380
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    Thanks for the link.

    I did my own testing on the two 9mm loads and 40 and my results are right in line with those from this comprehensive test, but I was using a short barrel. If I had the funds, I would do all my testing like the referenced test. I think there is a huge value in seeing the variation across a 5 shot sample of bare and clothed media.

    I have a PM40 that chokes on HST and Ranger T and I can't figure out why. The Critical Duty makes the pistol run like a champ so it's what gets loaded.

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