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200gr LSWC for defense?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rjk2475, Mar 22, 2005.

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  1. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Member

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    is this round at 800'/s ok for ccw? i can shoot this well in my 1911.
     
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    If you shoot it well and have confidence in it then I'd say you couldn't do much better.
     
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    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.
     
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    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. ;)
     
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    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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