Xtp optimum expansion speeds

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  1. AJC1

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    Is there a place I can find the minimum or better yet optimal expansion window for xtps. I could understand that those speeds may be different in different weights and that would also be helpful. Are their charts or write ups that I'm missing. I have their tenth edition manual and checked the sight....
     
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    The bullet manufacturers data should
    tell you what you want to know.
    I know at least one of them used to.

    My main shooting activity is hunting, so
    I strive for first shot accuracy above all
    else, so all the other factors such as
    expansion and weight retention and all
    that are a distant second place to me.
     
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    I have options such as shifting from 38 to 357 to achieve optimal expansion windows as well as accuracy goals. That's beyond changing powders.
     
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  6. GooseGestapo

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    I’ve got an older Hornady manual. It lists recommended min and max impact speeds in a section in front of manual.
    Check the web site. Likely has information you seek.
     
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