Expanding FMJ

Expanding FMJ

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    Expanding FMJ

    Anybody familiar with these? They as useful as they say they are?

    EFMJ brings a new standard to bullet expansion technology.

    Federalís exclusive EFMJ bullet design provides the most consistent expansion and reduced risk of collateral damage. This one-of-a-kind bullet design combines a scored full-metal nose over an internal rubber tip that collapses on impactónot based on hydraulics. Its fully enclosed design means it never fills with barrier material and ensures controlled expansion directly upon impact.

    A low-flash propellant is ideal for low-light tactical applications, while EFMJís bullet profile promotes smooth feeding in automatics. Itís the perfect choice for reliable expansion and penetrationónot to mention for agencies that donít permit hollow point ammunition. Also prevents the feeding problems associated with hollow point ammunition.

    124 GR., EFMJ (+P) [50/BOX]
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    Seems interesting, but I for one, don't want any rubber in my bullets.
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    they work , and more important they feed . If that is what your auto needs to function i would not be afraid of it .... It is a large mesure above ball ammo .
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    I use the 124gr EFMJ in my 9mm and the 200gr in my .45 ACP. I went with them based on reports of consistent expansion and the fact that with no hollow-point I'd likely not encounter feeding problems. And for good defensive ammo, they don't cost an arm and a leg, either. They also shoot very accurately out of my SIGs.

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    I have read a lot of good things about them, and I even think our military is considering them. You might also try a search on this forum as they may have been discussed before since the EFMJ has been out for a while.
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    I carry the 200gr in my 45s.
    Dont remember which but either the Mpls or Saint Paul police dept uses them, Which are the two largest police depts in Minnesota.

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    EFMJ

    We tested the (200gr?) .45acp +P at the shop with wet newspaper plain and covered with a variety of obstacles like plywood, drywall, a few layers of denim and shop rags, and a thin piece of Aluminum. They all looked the same, perfect expansion just like the picture.

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    Thats what I switched to its really neat stuff. No plugging and anything we shot at it expanded neat littlebuggers.
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    I'm thinking about picking up a box or two in .45. I just got some Federal HST 230g for my Ultra CDP II and if it doesn't eat them reliably, maybe the EFMJ is the ticket. They were about $13 more a box than the HST from ammunitiontogo.com BTW. If my HST feeds reliably, should I stick with it or are there other advantages to the EFMJ that warrant the extra cost?

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    If the HST feeds reliably, I wouldn't worry about anything else, as they are the equal or better of any other SD load out there.
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    Verrrry Interesting... I'm going to try some of that. Thanks for the post!
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    I've read and heard great things about them...especially if you shoot a finicky pistol that is won't digest just anything.
    I always seem to go back to me Hornady and Speer HP's...
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    If I could find some at a LGS I would give it a try. Seen it on the web.

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