A More Comprehensive Federal 45 Auto 230 Grain HST test

A More Comprehensive Federal 45 Auto 230 Grain HST Test

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    A More Comprehensive Federal 45 Auto 230 Grain HST test

    I've tested this one before, but wanted to do a deep dive with a fresh box. It did really well, but it might not be the best choice for a short barrel 45.

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    Thanks for the post! I have been wanting to see some testing of this load.
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    Quite interesting, thanks for posting it.
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    Nice test.
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    That was superb. HST is what I carry in both 9 and .45. The dowel idea was excellent, but I think your plank idea is even better. Thanks for doing those! Looking forward to you doing the same test for Gold Dot and Critical Duty.

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    I really like that you are using the wood to simulate bone. Will you be testing any 9mm loads in this way?
    I'd like to see the Hornady Critical Defense 9mm, and any 147 grain 9mm load tested this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkurtz7 View Post
    I really like that you are using the wood to simulate bone. Will you be testing any 9mm loads in this way?
    I'd like to see the Hornady Critical Defense 9mm, and any 147 grain 9mm load tested this way.
    I'll probably retest the HST 124 and 147 +Ps at some point this summer.
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    I'd like to see you do a comparison between this round and 230 gr. +P.
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    Great test. I had wondered how HSTs would do in a short barreled pistol. This confirms why I like HSTs. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinFool View Post
    Great test. I had wondered how HSTs would do in a short barreled pistol. This confirms why I like HSTs. Thanks for posting.
    I received info that the 230 grain HST will expand @ 600fps.
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    Great test. Thanks for doing this. The XDS .45 is a gun I'm considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    I received info that the 230 grain HST will expand @ 600fps.
    Hope to test that info out with a DoubleTap one of these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    I received info that the 230 grain HST will expand @ 600fps.
    Good to know, if true.

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