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Test: .45ACP and Plywood

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    test: .45ACP and Plywood

    tested a couple of .45ACP through 1/2" plywood and into wet newspaper. Pistol was a Sig GSR 5". The test was cut short when most of the rounds tested blew clean through the test bucket, a 5 gallon paint bucket full of packed wet newspaper with a bit of soap added to help the water soak in. A 230gr Hydra Shok, a 230gr FMJ, and a 230gr SXT went through. The 230gr Gold Dot and a 185gr +P Remington stopped, but were packed with plywood. the EFMJ's in the picture are 200gr +P. After we found the first one, we fired a second to confirm. After that we gave up the plywood test.

    I would have thought the Hydra Shok post and the deep SXT hollow point would have worked better. Oh well.

    Thank you for your patience with the pictures, hope you enjoy this stuff. If anyone has any requests, we'll try.
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    I'm confused. Which brand are the two that expanded the most?

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    EFMJ

    Sorry. Federal Cartridge Expanding Full Metal Jacket. These are 200gr +P, they make others, some civilian some LEO only.

    http://www.le.atk.com/Interior.asp?s...ol_tatical.asp

    http://www.federalcartridge.com/default.asp?menu=1&s1=7
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    You tested the favorite round for my Lightweight Commander! The 200 gr EFMJ and my gun are just a great match for some reason. It seems to be more accurate and a better performer than all the other defense loads I tried in it. The other tests I've seen all looked pretty good as well.

    My Micro on the other hand is more accurate with 230 gr Speer SBL's. Never ceases to amaze me how individual gun/load/operator combinations can be.
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    HP's - as I understand - are meant to expand from "fluid" dynamic principles (soft body tissue and fluid's) while the EFMJ's are designed to expand from mechanical dynamic principles (From smacking into just about anything that offers resistance - plywood, body impact etc..)
    I use the EFMJ's in my S&W CS45.
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    Good test & photos. Thanks for taking the time to share it all. I'm currently stocked up on 230 gr SXT, but this definitely provides food for thought.
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