Golden Saber - 185+p or 230gr BONDED??

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    Golden Saber - 185+p or 230gr BONDED??

    For use in my 4" Kimber.. really like the idea of the 230grains being bonded, but can't find the 185+p version bonded. Which would you use, Ive read ballistic tests in various threads here, as well as Remington's website.. It seems, and is quite obvious that the bonded versions work better against various barriers (ie, glass, thick clothing, etc.) Is the +p rating going to be that much more effective, considering less barrel length? Im leaning towards the 230gr, after all more weight = better right? The cost will be about the same per 50 rounds. Kinda just getting opinions.
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    My vote would be for the 230gr And from what I have seen I don't think the +p is going to make a big difference.
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    I agree with Glock and would go with the 230gr, I also dont think the +P will make much of a difference. My preference is Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot. The Gold Dot is bonded the Federal is not.

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    yeah.. bonded rounds just seem so much more effective against barriers and Id think a round with better expansion and jacket seperation characteristics is just the way to go.. I have some Hornady 200gr +P rounds that are pretty hot with a lighter pistol like mine.. I can still manage recoil and put rounds on target.. especially with my 6'3" 225lb frame.. but not a fan of the muzzle flash..
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