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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by memphisjim, Aug 2, 2008.

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  1. memphisjim

    memphisjim Member

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    i have an interest in this cartridge basically because its cool and maybe best manstopper yet

    ive read some stuff on it and the 45acp guys kinna blow it off like the extra size doesnt matter but theses same guys preach great superiority of the 45acp over the 40s&w

    would this round be that much better?
     
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    A little, but not a great deal better...and it would likely overpenetrate.

    I agree, its a cool round and I have thought about buying one myself (and probably will sooner or later)...but the good ole 45 is my "go to" round, simply because of ammo availability.
     
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    Ever hear of the S&W 500 magnum?

    I agree it might be fun but like many others I think it will be a fad and short lived.
     
  4. Dustinthewind

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    I doubt that you could find any bullets that would expand with any degree of reliability. Also the thing would have the trajectory of a thrown brick.
     
  5. memphisjim

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    ok yes ive heard of the 500s&w but its a definate overpenatrater

    trajectory doesnt really matter as i dont see it as a multipurpose caliber just a close quarter man stopper

    why wouldnt the bullet expand ?
     
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    Velocity. Same reason that a lot of .45 hollow points don't expand. But with a 1/2" slug you probably wouldn't need any expansion.
     
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    I read about it in one of the gun rags seems like a realy cool gun. I asy if you like and can buy one do it. You only live once:evil:
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the .50-cal. Speer Gold Dot loaded in the .50 GI rounds was designed for the .50 Action Express, with its 1300-1400 fps velocity. Not quite ideal, if you ask me.

    However, a .50 GI-specific hollowpoint would seem to be very, very effective.
     
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    RRrrright...

    Because bullet manufactures aren't smart enough to design their .45 caliber JHPs to expand at .45 ACP velocities.

    Maybe thirty years ago bullet technology didn't exist to allow JHPs to expand at the velocities the .45 ACP does. These days, it's a whole nother story, and the .45 expands about as reliably as anything else on the market.
     
  10. memphisjim

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    mtmilia guy i dont want you agreeing with me because of your stance on the ufc
    id gladly tumble with you though
    right after you knocked me off my bar stool
    forget my scholarship for wrestling and all or my degree jack daniels baby
     
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