SEEKING: Any Recent Tests Done On Speer's 200+p .45cal.

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    SEEKING: Any Recent tests Done On Speer's 200+p .45cal.

    I am seeking recent ballistic tests done on Speer's 200+p .45 cal.!
    Every test I have found is aprox. 8 years old if not older.
    Is this information I'm seeking some kind of Pentagon secret????

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    No. it's not a secret it's just that everyone already knows that the 230gr version works well so there is very little interest in a 200gr version. Bottom line, if there's already significant data to suggest that 230gr versions of HST, Ranger T, Federal Tactical and GD work well in testing and OIS, then why consider a 200gr version with mediocre performance. What advantage would it possibly have over a 230gr premium round even if they changed the design (not likely worth their R&D funds since it draws little if any interest from LE agencies)? answer=none. That's why very few, if any, LE agencies test / use it. Suggest you stick with one of the four 230gr, proven loads listed above.

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    If it's good enough for Ayoob:
    The 230-grain bullet hits harder at +P velocity (950 fps from a 5-inch) than standard pressure at about 850 fps. The question is whether that's worth the significantly greater recoil. I'd rather go with a 185-grain fast-stepper in a +P, or the 200-grain version from Speer and Pro-Load (1,050 fps). Both use the very wide-mouth Gold Dot bullet. I've seen this Gold Dot's predecessor -- the old CCI 200-grain flying ashtray bullet of the same weight and shape at the same velocity -- blow the eyes out of a steer's head from the intracranial pressure of a brain shot. That bullet measured a true inch in diameter when recovered from the back of the steer's shattered head. However, wide-mouth 200-grain bullets don't feed well in every single .45 out there. When in doubt: Federal 230-grain Hydra-Shok.
    He is saying that some may prefer the 200 +P for good reason. Sorry, Cat, the article is coming up on eight years old.
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    here is a test, but not +p. You can probably find it on youtube if you search. The guy that did this video has tested probably around 50 to 100 different loads.

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZwWf1_jH24
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    I found this interesting test on Speer's 200+p!

    YouTube - AT2 - .45 ACP - Speer Gold Dot 200 Gr JHP

    Don't know if this is the same one posted here on you-tube -I could't get on the posted link!

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