CheyTac .45 ACP LE Ammunition Report...


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Stephen A. Camp
March 26, 2005, 12:06 AM
Hello. I recently received two boxes of CheyTac .45 ACP Law Enforcement Ammunition from Mr. Anthony Taylor. I was totally unfamilar with this ammunition and somewhat surprised at the bullet's profile.

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The bullet weighs a reported 150-gr. and is of a proprietary copper/nickel alloy that is machined in house. The case is from Winchester and is so marked. The bullet is seated very securely and set back should not be a problem with this ammunition.

This ammunition was fired from two pistols, a SIG-Sauer P220 and a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec, at distances of 10 and 15 yards in both slow, aimed fire using a rest and in in controlled pairs and failure to stop drills.

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The ammo was fired from the SA pistol's 7-shot factory magazine and a McCormick 8-shot PowerMag. The factory 7-round SIG-Sauer magazine was used exclusively in that pistol.


Average bullet velocity was measured with 10 shots fired approximately 10' from the chronograph screens.

SA Mil-Spec w/5" bbl: 1215 ft/sec

SIG-Sauer P220 w/4.25" bbl: 1212 ft/sec

It appears that the quick burning powder sacrifices nothing when going down 3/4" or so in barrel length.

If interested, a detailed report is here:

http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/CheyTac.htm

For those interested in contacting the company:

Phone: (208) 527-8614

Email: ATaylor@cheytac.com

Best.

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Warren
March 26, 2005, 12:33 AM
Great report.

Looks interesting but I'm not gonna be the first on my block to carry them.

I'll let others be the test beds and I'll stick with my 230 JHPs

P95Carry
March 26, 2005, 12:36 AM
As ever Steve - many thx for a valuable heads up. I too would be inclined to wait a while but - interest is piqued and so - will see what develops.

Thx again. :)

Newton
March 26, 2005, 08:22 PM
RBCD isn't what you would call "successful" and their similar ammunition line is on sale to everyone.

Limiting this stuff to LEO only sales is commercial suicide.

YammyMonkey
March 27, 2005, 05:52 AM
Is this that "blended metal" stuff that's supposed to rip a bad guy in half if you hit him in the ankle or somesuch? For some reason I associate the RBCD mentioned earlier with the LeMas BM rounds.

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