Extreme Shock Ammo?
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Post By buckeye .45
Post By Kilowatt3
November 30th, 2013 10:18 PM
Extreme Shock Ammo?
Has anyone tried it? I live in an apartment with people on both sides, above and below. I have read that it basically turns to powder when it goes through drywall.
November 30th, 2013 10:49 PM
There is a guy on You Tube that does his on gel test on ammo, Tn Outdoors is the one I am talking about. When he tested this ammo it failed to expand and was more like a FMJ penetrating a 24 inch block of ballistic gel. That just like Hornaday Critical Duty works great on gel but I would like some real world stats. before I use it. I reload and Hornaday bullets are my favorite.
November 30th, 2013 10:53 PM
the price tag is shocking for sure, considering that i always run at least 50 rds of the ammo i carry to ensure reliability and rotate out carry ammo twice a year.
"Explosive Entry Fang Face" really?
the packaging and marketing claims seem pretty gimmicky and i never had a desire to try it.
They claim to be in use by many LE agencies although I don't know of any that use them.
what the heck is Tungsten-NyTrilium?
they claim that : An AFR round has completely dumped its entire energy in the first 7". this goes against conventional wisdom, FBI studies have determined that defensive ammo should reliably penetrate a minimum of 12" in ballistic gelatin in order to be an effective manstopper on the streets.
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot23.htm it does not fragment with just dry wall.
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November 30th, 2013 10:54 PM
It has been discussed here several times in the past, and the general consensus is that the Extreme Shock ammo is all over priced gimmicks.
There really isn't a magic bullet that is going to penetrate deep enough to stop a threat, but not go through a wall.
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November 30th, 2013 11:46 PM
IIRC, it's a composite made from light bulb filaments mixed with cold medicine.
Originally Posted by technomonster
Oh, wait... That's Tungsten-NyQuilium. Never mind.
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December 1st, 2013 10:24 PM
My understanding is shock does nothing like advertised to the human body. Penetration is needed to go through vital organs. I would stick with the more conventional Speer Gold Dot, Federal HST, or Remington Golden Sabers.
December 1st, 2013 10:33 PM
Enough said right there.
Originally Posted by buckeye .45
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