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This is a discussion on 5.56 "Frangibles" within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The 55 grn TAP I was referring to is a ballistic tip type bullet, intended for reduction of over penetration and dramatic fragmentation on impact. ...

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    The 55 grn TAP I was referring to is a ballistic tip type bullet, intended for reduction of over penetration and dramatic fragmentation on impact. (see the link below) I am sure TAP comes in different flavors for different days.

    The ballistic tip variety would be wholly inadequate in a police sniper role where penetration of car glass of building glass may be a consideration. The 75 grn would be a good choice there.

    For "oh crap there's two dudes with guns smashing my front door in" the 55grn would be more suited. IMHO

    Different ammo, different requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtcraigco View Post
    The ballistic tip variety would be wholly inadequate in a police sniper role where penetration of car glass of building glass may be a consideration. The 75 grn would be a good choice there.
    According to the folks who study it for a living, Hornady TAP is across the board less effective against automobile-like barriers. Federal bonded stuff has so far proven superior in that regard, but also tends to overpenetrate when it doesn't encounter automobile-like barriers.

    But, like you said: different requirements, different ammo. Just clarifying is all.


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    No worries, different ammo, different requirements.

    Move up in caliber and ammo choice becomes less important, against barriers anyway.

    It's a never ending debate.
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