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44 mag JFP vs JHP?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MovedWest, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. MovedWest

    MovedWest Member

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    I know JHP's have expansion and JFP's have penetration. I've heard that JFP's are designed for carbines and JHP's are designed for revolvers. I must admit I've picked up some 240gr JFP's because I couldn't find JHP's. I have yet to pick up a carbine and only have revolvers.

    Given this information, what would you use a JFP for that you wouldn't use a JHP for? Bear? Pigs? Man-bear-pig?

    -MW
     
  2. MikeS.

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    JFPs are good for big animals like bear and pigs.

    JHPs would be good for deer and smaller game. 2legged critters too.

    Either style will shoot well through a revolver or carbine. I use both in my lever action Marlin 1894 and revolvers.
     
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    Anything you use a 240gr JHP on will have a similar effect if 240gr JFP's are used instead, after all it is a .44mag.
    But yeah the JFP's will give a little more penetration.
     
  4. MovedWest

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    Okay... that's about what I was thinking. Thanks for the confirmation guys!

    -MW
     
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