My j frame handload test with the 110 grain XTP

My j frame handload test with the 110 grain XTP

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    My j frame handload test with the 110 grain XTP

    And, just to have a little fun and reprieve from the C19 quarantine, I thought I would do a little test with what I had around the house and see what my load would do out of the snubby....I mean, ya gotta try and test it, right?

    So, I thought I’d bring ya along, if nothing else for a little entertainment:)

    I do have to say, I’m not surprised by the results. That deer skull was fairly thick, and probably thicker than a rib or sternum would be. I think it will be just fine on frontal style shots in most SD applications.

    So no, @OldVet , I didn’t take out one of my chickens:)

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    That should get the job done. I've heard chickens are tougher though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    That should get the job done. I've heard chickens are tougher though.
    Ive got a Leghorn rooster that would agree.
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    But could you get him to stand in front of a milk jug?
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    Thanks for sharing your shooting experiment of your loading of the .38 Special with 110 JHP Hornady XTPs. For that experiment the bullet seemed to perform very well.

    Your loads must be pretty stout to get nearly 1,100 fps velocity out of the 1 7/8" J frame. The wife uses a 110 grain factory loading in her M642. The lighter grain bullet does reduce recoil compared to the heavier bullets. What did you think of the recoil of your loading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man View Post
    Thanks for sharing your shooting experiment of your loading of the .38 Special with 110 JHP Hornady XTPs. For that experiment the bullet seemed to perform very well.

    Your loads must be pretty stout to get nearly 1,100 fps velocity out of the 1 7/8" J frame. The wife uses a 110 grain factory loading in her M642. The lighter grain bullet does reduce recoil compared to the heavier bullets. What did you think of the recoil of your loading?
    Recoil was very manageable. A bit more muzzle blast, but that’s to be expected.

    The XTP is a controlled expansion design, so it’s not as quick to mushroom as others, which I think aids in penetration.
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    Thanks for posting and sharing the video, G-man. I enjoyed it. Glad the load proved to be a good one.

    Nice choice for a target BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly2 View Post
    But could you get him to stand in front of a milk jug?
    ... and hold his head still.


    Fun video Chuck.
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    Neat video. Thanks for doing it. I like the XTP bullet. Used to use 44 caliber XTP in a sabot for 50 cal muzzloaders. I know there is some gimmicky stuff out there but I think the XTP performs well. I like their interlock rifle bullets as well.
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