200gr LSWC for defense?


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rjk2475
March 23, 2005, 12:15 AM
is this round at 800'/s ok for ccw? i can shoot this well in my 1911.

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EghtySx
March 23, 2005, 12:22 AM
If you shoot it well and have confidence in it then I'd say you couldn't do much better.

Glock19Fan
March 23, 2005, 12:44 AM
JHP>LSWC>FMJ.

In other words, its better than FMJ, but a JHP would be better.

Of course, like mentioned by EghtySx, if you cant put the bullets where it hurts the most, then it doesnt matter too much.

BluesBear
March 23, 2005, 04:10 AM
The most common 200gr LSWC in the .45 is the old Hensley & Gibbs #68.

I have found that that due to it's nose design it feeds well and exhibits adequate penetration.

Launched at 800fps it should be soft shooting but still able to get the job done.

You can't miss quick enough to win a gunfight.

And after all, it's just a little old target bullet. It's not some big old meat shreadding mankiller. ;)

Dienekes
March 23, 2005, 10:29 PM
I still cast up the H&G #68. With 7.0 gr. Unique it gets along a little over 900 fps with very good accuracy. Prior to the advent of (fairly) reliable JHPs it was considered one of the best loadings in that caliber; I would still use it without any misgivings. I know it hits steel pretty darned hard.

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