There is Power in Powerball

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    There is Power in Powerball

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    This is my Springfield 1911A1 Loaded, which I place my trust in everyday to make sure I'll get home to my family. I have put everything but the sink down this gun. And tested bullet after bullet.
    In my S&W MP .45 I was getting some jams. That gun is now gone. But it would feed powerball well. Both my XD and my Glock 21 will eat almost anything as far as hollow points go. But if your weapon is there to maybe save your life or a family members, you want 100% feed. Thats why I am a big fan of POWERBALL AMMO. I have fired it throw a windshield into clay,and had it go throw the windshield and expand to almost a half dollar inside the clay in one piece. I have put it into a old chevy door of a junk car, and had someone been seeking cover behind that door they would have been a hurting unit. And the most fun ever was shooting gaint punpkins. The round is awesome, and it feeds like roundball. Not only does it feed well, but it will not get clogged up by a thick jacket as some hollow points are said to do. You get the depth you need and a bullet that will expand with awesome power. And NO jams...
    Not all my GI 1911s will feed hollow points everytime, but they all feed powerball 100% of the time. And a gun fight is no place for a jammed gun unless it's the other guy.....If someone knows of a better round, with better feeding and will expand in the target. Please let me know....
    PLEASE Carry as often as possible .The Life you save may be MINE.
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    A cartridge design that is gaining some momentum and enthusiasum along these same lines, is the Federal Expanding Full Metal Jacket (EFMJ). It gives some of the same feeding characteristics as straight ball, but also with good expansion or is the correct term emplossion ( how do you spell that word?).

    I like picking cartridges from big manufactures that have been making things for a while and make a cartridge that many Law Enforcement Agencies use. Just for some liability concerns. Federal Ammuntion is wide spread known among the law enforcement community, and has a very reliable reputation.
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    +1 for Powerball. It is the only round my wife and I carry in her 9 and my .40 and .45.
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    When it gets cheaper than HST, Ranger Talon or Black Hills 50 round boxes, I'll be interested.

    Till then, yawn.

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    .45acp powerballs are some kind of powerful

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    After shooting some critters (hogs) with Power Ball we found them to lack penetration. To light, going fast and rapid expansion causes this.
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    not for me

    Powerball is the only round I’ve had consistent misfires with. Box of 20 with 2 that did not go bang in 45 ACP. I like the idea of the Federal FMJ expanding but they are hard to get at least in my area.
    I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.

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    I like Federal HydraShoks and Remington Golden Sabers. Both feed 100% in my guns, and they are a proven round. I'm not so sure about Powerball. Cost isn't a factor that I use since any life is easily worth the cost of the ammo to make sure it works when needed.
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    We've shot Powerball at a variety of common obstacles that you might encounter in everyday life like glass, wallboard, plywood,etc. and found that virtually anything causes deflection from intended point of impact. Furthermore, almost anything causes separation of the jacket from the core. Even at short distance (under five feet), there is little chance of hitting the exact point of aim if anything gets in the way so although others may disagree, I don't feel Powerball is suitable as a defensive round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREARMZ View Post
    After shooting some critters (hogs) with Power Ball we found them to lack penetration. To light, going fast and rapid expansion causes this.
    Lack of penetration? What were you shooting at?

    In my own tests, 45 auto PowRball penetratres 14" in 10% ballistic gelatin. Same as our 230 JHP and DPX load.

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    We were shooting live hogs, take that ballistic gelatinand add some bones and other tissues.
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    Is Powerball +P? My 3" 45 doesn't like +P!

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    in my 9mm

    I like the Federal 9BP 115 grain.
    Also like the Hydra-Shock 124 grain and HST same weight.

    I have been meaning to try some Powerball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
    Is Powerball +P? My 3" 45 doesn't like +P!
    Yes, 45 auto PowRball is rated as +P
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    Powerball 9mm had less penetration in tests I did than other conventional hollow points.....BUT the Corbon DPX is my favorite round in my 9mm PM9. Awesome performer, and significantly less recoil. DPX is also my favorite for .45 ACP.

    Good work Mike (Shovel)!!

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