The obsolete Federal Hydra Shok

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    So much for outdated ammo and a short & weak cartridge

    I can't think of a better way to test bullet performance than hunting. Who needs gelatin when you have muscle and bone?
    And that's one reason I do it. I take two weeks of vacation every year for deer season, and I always take my limit of 4 deer. Not seen in the pic is a doe, that also went down with a 40 s&w round.

    My wife and I enjoy the freezer being well stocked for the winter. We are also canning meat this year. For us a store house of food is more important than a huge cache of ammo.

    And you are correct. The performance of ammo on animals that closely approximate the cavity area and organs of a human torso tell us much, much more about how ammo performs under real conditions than gelatin.
    Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    And you are correct. The performance of ammo on animals that closely approximate the cavity area and organs of a human torso tell us much, much more about how ammo performs under real conditions than gelatin.
    Gman, if you think of it when you're "in the moment", it might be fun and enlightening to retrieve the bullets that remain in the beast and take some pictures. Somehow I don't think they'll look quite like the "pretty" ones pulled out of the blocks of lab jello!
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    I love your posts Gman!

    Congrats on the nice deer. ;-)

    Word of advice, I wouldn't go around and shout too much about how the old outdated stuff is still effective and has no problem causing casualties. Big ammo won't like it.

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    I have the 180 gr loaded in my G23 and spare mag right now, this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
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    Have u ever taken deer with a 9mm? Just wondering how it does...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard58 View Post
    Have u ever taken deer with a 9mm? Just wondering how it does...
    Last year. Same results. I think it was a 147 weight Remington GS, but I cant remember for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Gman, if you think of it when you're "in the moment", it might be fun and enlightening to retrieve the bullets that remain in the beast and take some pictures. Somehow I don't think they'll look quite like the "pretty" ones pulled out of the blocks of lab jello!
    I tried to with this one, but the bullet was no where to be found when I got home. Maybe during all the exertion it fell out of my pocket. But I can tell you it was deformed pretty bad. And, alot of times, I get complete penetration, especially with the heavier bullets.
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    However...he wasn't wearing 4 layers of denim now was he? Makes all the difference you know.
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