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.40 S&W 135 grain bullets

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TNman, Jul 20, 2013.

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  1. TNman

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    I just had a chance to try the 135 grain .40 Nosler jhp's. I must admit I'm in love. Groups were tight, penetration was deep through dry wood, expansion was great, and recoil was less than a standard 9mm load. I'm poor and live out in the country so I often use dry logs as a test medium. They blew right through 10-11 inch logs and expanded quite nicely. My load was 7.6 grains of Accurate no 2 under Nosler 135 grain jhp's with a velocity of around 1200 fps. I think I'll be carrying these in one of my ccw weapons when I feel like carrying the pt640 pro.
     

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    It is always interesting to see how bullets behave when fired through different barrier materials. Kind of surprised to see those light bullets get through all that wood.

    Of course, you did yell, "It's charging me! It's charging me!" just before you shot the tree, right? :p
     
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    Can you wrap a tape around the tree/log and see what the diameter is.
    I'm thinking it has to be as rotten as can be for a 135 gr .40 to go through it like a HC .44 Mag.......
     
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    Diameter and rotten or not

    It had a 28'' diameter and is naturally dried do to the way it fell.
     

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    That means I was off on my calculations. It has a 9'' radius. It is still good dry unrotten hardwood though.
     
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    By the way I shoot this log often with multiple calibers (pistol, rifle, shotgun). The only other thing that has penetrated it was 30 caliber rifles. I have 6 different pistol caliber chambered weapons and none have blown through this log. Furthermore I have shot my friends weapons at the long log and none have penetrated. I'm not trying to start an argument at all but I just found these ballistics at. 7 yds to be outstanding. I was actually just trying out the round for every day carry reliability and I had 0 ftf's or fte's.
     
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