45 ACP...150 vs 230gr Characteristics

45 ACP...150 vs 230gr Characteristics

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    45 ACP...150 vs 230gr Characteristics

    IWhat noticable characteristics, if any, would I notice between the 150gr and 230gr rounds? Thank you.
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    150 gr bullets are generally only frangible rounds for the .45ACP.
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    Bigger is always better. Nothing but 230gr. for me!
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    I've only seen the Liberty 9MM frangible rounds shot and they were CRAZY loud. Can only guess if the same could be said for a similar round in .45ACP. I've shot 185, 200, 220, and 230 grain .45 rounds, and there was no noticeable difference in feel or accuracy between them. Getting hit by any of them is going to make a mess of someones insides, so I just shoot whatever is available.

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    The 150gr: starts out fast loses velocity fast. The 230gr: starts out slower loses velocity slower. All things considered the heavier bullet wins.
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    I carry 230 grain Winchester PDX1 in my 5" 1911s. I carry the CorBon 165 grain in my Springfield Armory XDs-45 pocket BUG
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    The only 150 rnds I have ever seen were frangibles... Not sure what brand you are referring to but the most "common" seems to be this.....



    These suckers look nasty to say the least. Still, I will carry 230 gr JHP over these. Up close these may work fine but I would not trust them at longer ranges once velocity drops. Just my opininion.
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    I have not seen any test results but I would expect the lighter bullets to lack adequate penetration based on the hollow point design coupled with the lower sectional density.
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    230 all the way.
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    This must be the New Kid on the block at 150 Gr. I have only shot 185 Cor-Bon and 230GR Ranger T. Both work well and frangible means to me it breaks up into really small pieces when it hits something solid. I want something that goes in and expands in a few inches.....
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    230 all the way.
    230 all the way.
    230 all the way.
    230 all the way.
    230 all the way.
    230 all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    All I know is: no matter how fast you can throw a rock, throw the biggist rock you can.
    But- but- but- you can throw the lighter rock father ?
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    Stay alive with the 45! I believe bigger is better. I also believe you need enough velocity to get the bullet to perform like you'd like it to.

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