Which would you choose and why?

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  • Speer LE Gold Dot 124 grn +P 9mm

    43 61.43%
  • Winchester Ranger Talon 124 grn +P 9mm

    27 38.57%
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    The 2 choices didn't work for me. I use Speer .40, 155,, ghdp

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    I use the Ranger T. They work fine in my pistols and come 50 to a box. I have never seen the LE Gold Dot, but if they are 50 to a box also, I will give them a look!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellCT View Post
    Which feeds more reliably in your gun?

    Which is more accurate in your gun?

    Which costs you less?

    This is the best answer I've read so far and my answer too.

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    Didn't vote because I've never tried either of these loads. I can't imagine performance to be materially different between them. Both should be effective with good hits and neither will make up for bad hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    I use the Ranger T. They work fine in my pistols and come 50 to a box. I have never seen the LE Gold Dot, but if they are 50 to a box also, I will give them a look!
    Ammunition to Go has the Speer LE Gold Dots in boxes of 50 for about the same price as the Ranger T's. Check them out.

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    You should let your pistol make the decision for you.

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    Neither I used to use Rangers and Remmington Golden Sabers until I did some more research and tests of my own. Than I switched to what I have in my avatar Federal HST. They are by far the best SD round made IMO. In every test I have done or have seen they consistently out perform all the other premium rounds. They are the most accurate and have the most consistent expansion and penetration through any media. They always look like this no matter what I shoot them through



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    Of the two, whichever worked best in my specific gun. If neither, then whichever other round I found that worked best in my specific gun. It so happens that the round that does this best in my CZ P-01 is the DoubleTap 9mm JHP 124gr +P, which uses the Speer Gold Dot bullet. Why S.GD? Beyond the fact that it's the best-cycling round I've found, consideration was based on reputation and performance, mainly.
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    My 9mm's with barrels shorter than 4 inches get +P. Those with barrels that are 4 inches or more get standard pressure loads for defensive use. The Gold Dots perform very well for me.
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    I would not choose +P

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    I actually did decide to go with the Federal HST round. It seemed to do well in a lot of testing that I saw. Plus Ammunition to go has them for a good price per 50, so I can afford to shoot them a lot more. Thanks for all the info and for voting guys!

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