This is a discussion on Summer/winter loads. Do you switch it up? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Do you carry different ammo for different times of the year? Knowing that in the summer your target may be wearing nothing more than a ...
Do you carry different ammo for different times of the year? Knowing that in the summer your target may be wearing nothing more than a t-shirt compared to winter where you may have to penetrate a few layers of clothing.
If so, what loads do you switch up and for what seasons?
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I make sure the load I carry will work no matter what. Sometimes the BG in summer may wear multiple layers. (Several robbery account will state that the bg shed close shortly after robbery). I make sure that I prepare of the unexpected.
I have seen hollow points that have been shot thru a leather jacket, the material fills the hole and this will prevent them from expanding; making them pretty much a ball nose. I also seen some hollow points never expand. I always care hollow point; at least you have a chance of expandsion.
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I don't switch it up either. 230 grain hollowpoint will do ok in winter clothes, and great in summer clothes. Maybe if I lived in Alaska I would change my ammo with the seasons.
Nope , never saw the need since any hp that gets plugged acts as ball ammo does anyway . Anything i carry i count on basically ball performance and just count hp wound ballistics ( if they occur ) as gravy . CCW Pistols are poor performers on large animals such as deer or humans and tho I carry the best hp ammo i can , i dont count on it to do a thing that ball wouldnt .
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Nope. DPX in 9mms and 230jhp in 45s year round.
I carry the same ammo all year, 230gr JHP DoubleTaps.
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Personally, I've never give that much thought. No---I don't switch loads--I figure what I currently carry is best for most anything.