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Double Tap Ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by chcouch, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. chcouch

    chcouch Member

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    What is your feeling on this ammo ? I'm thinking of buying their 185g .45
    ammo as a defense round. It's listed at a 616ft/lbs 1200fps non +P round.
     
  2. ku4hx

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    Nothing intrinsically wrong with it. If that's what you want buy it. I can duplicate their load, but feel it's basically overkill for me. I'm more of a standard pressure person now days ... that and rapid, accurate follow up shots.
     
  3. Xfire68

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    Many tested Double Tap and they don't seem to come close to claimed specs.

    Go with Underwood, HPR or Corbon.
     
  4. Snowdog

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    I second Underwood. Many folks have run their ammo over chronographs and found the ammo lives up to its listed velocities.
    It was also prices very fairly when I bought my .357Sig ammo a few months ago. A 50 round box of 125gr Gold Dots listed at 1475 FPS was selling for the same price as a box of FMJs from other brands.
     
  5. hardluk1

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    Well guys right now there ain't any underwood to buy!! I have used double taps 44 mag 240gr sp for hunting and chronied there loads. I can say it excedes there 1500fps rateing in a dw revolver. Theres is rated with a 7.5" barrel and I have a 8" barrel. I just ordered a few box's of 40sw as I can't find any other preminimum ammo worth a toot right now.

    A also kind find the bullets I want so reloading ain't happen ether.
     
  6. meanmrmustard

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    I think DT is good stuff.

    I'm fond of their 124 gr. +P in 9x19.
     
  7. CZF

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    Not even some big name factory ammo truly reaches advertised velocity,

    With DOUBLE TAP, you have a long established company that provides
    Enhanced Velocity products with in my opinion has both excellent quality
    control and superior accuracy as well, esp. in .357 SIG.
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    Reloaders might be able to come close to the velocity, but I'm not one for
    carrying reloads for defensive use.

    DT nasayers can jump on the Brand X or B bandwagon all they want.

    When people want or need quality. hard-hitting ammo thats been around
    for well over a decade, DT will be there for them.
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    KEV
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    Admitted DT Cheerleader

    PS. DT 185s ran fine through my DW 1911.

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  8. Torian

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    Nothing wrong with DT or Underwood. I use them both...probably more Underwood lately because the prices are better.

    DT usually has more stuff in stock then Underwood though. Underwood sells fast...so you need to keep an eye on their FB page when they tell you they have stuff in stock.

    All my 10mm (heavy) loads are Underwood, who tends to push the bullets a little harder than DT. Keep in mind however, that a faster bullet doesn't necessarily perform better if it is being pushed beyond its specs. Example: some of the Gold Dots don't hold together at the higher velocities vs other bullets such as the Nosler or the XTP.

    Bottom line, prices and performance are what drive me to purchase from Underwood. I just have to buy a lot when I see it available, because I don't know when it will come up again.
     
  9. Fremmer

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    Get whatever you can get!
     
  10. jmr40

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    All of the ammo makers get the velocity they advertise in their test guns. If your gun does not get the advertised velocity it says more about the tolerences in your gun than false advertising by the ammo maker. I've seen as much as 130 fps difference in velocity between 2 differernt guns with ammo from the same box.

    This is a good thing. Ammo makers use test barrels with very close tolerences that will build up max pressure and speed. They know that mass produced guns will likely have looser tolerences, certainly not more so. This means that any load they develop will be safe in mass produced guns.

    If Double Tap or any other manufacturer develops a hot load in a gun with loose tolerences, and someone fires it in a gun with a tighter chamber and barrel it could be overpressure and dangerous.

    For the most part the hotter ammo from Double Tap or any other manufacturer is probably not worth the expense to me. There are exceptions. I do use Double Taps 200 gr hardcast in my 10mm because I cannot find anyone else that loads a bullet that heavy, or that fast in 10mm. I cannot duplicate it with handloads, and it matches the advertised velocity almost exactly according to my chronograph.

    I wouldn't pay their prices for anything else though.
     
  11. PabloJ

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    Gucci-MO.
     
  12. meanmrmustard

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    I don't speak Hobbit.
     
  13. PabloJ

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    No problemo. Double Tap is avant-garde ammo.....veeeery nice.
     
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    Oh, I see what you did there! Derp dee derp.

    It's costly, but it runs good and accurate in my Shield. I just don't stock up on it that much. I'd be broke.
     
  15. hardluk1

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    Today you will pay closer to 50 dollars for 50 rounds . I am sure these screwy little 20 and 25 round box's from the big boy ammo companies were selling for that or more even before the lastest round of foolishness started.
     
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  16. PabloJ

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    If one adjusted to 50 box price or per round price the figure was shocking and that was before folks went LOCO.
     
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    I haven't used it extensively, but the 38+P loads are very good, in my experience.
     
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