.40 S&W Gold Dot 200 grs.

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    .40 S&W Gold Dot 200 grs.

    Has anyone test data for this load? Is it a hunting or self defense ammo?

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    I doubt it, since according to Speer's website, it doesn't exist.

    The only 200gr Gold Dot bullets I am aware of are in .45 or .44.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoden View Post
    Has anyone test data for this load? Is it a hunting or self defense ammo?
    .40S&W is not normally considered a hunting cartridge.

    The heaviest .40S&W that I can find is 180 gr. from any manufacturer. Hornady does make a 200 gr. in 10mm, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    I doubt it, since according to Speer's website, it doesn't exist.

    The only 200gr Gold Dot bullets I am aware of are in .45 or .44.
    Thats all I've ever seen.
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    .45 200gr Gold Dot is junk anyway. It's gotten some bad reviews by Dr. Roberts.
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    I found it on Speer Law Enforcement website (oops, it means it isn`t a hunting load!). There is also a Lawman TMJFN 200 grs. and even a Lawman CleanFire TMJFN in the same weight.
    By the way, Double Tap makes 200 grainer XTP in .40 S&W caliber.

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    TMJFN (Total Metal Jacket Flat Nose) isn't a GDHP...

    I'd only use it for range work; others may choose otherwise.

    ETA--Speer LE does, in fact list a 200gr Gold Dot. I stand corrected.
    Last edited by Cuda66; October 15th, 2009 at 07:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoden View Post
    I found it on Speer Law Enforcement website (oops, it means it isn`t a hunting load!). There is also a Lawman TMJFN 200 grs. and even a Lawman CleanFire TMJFN in the same weight.
    By the way, Double Tap makes 200 grainer XTP in .40 S&W caliber.
    My apologies ... there IS a 200 gr Gold Dot. I didn't think to check the LE list.
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