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CPG19
04-07-2010, 22:50
Winchester 185 gr Silvertip HP

or

Speer Gold Dot 200 gr HP


more likely im going to try both in future n maybe keep . but just wanna get some review from you guys pro n cons and what you prefer ..


thanks

DannyR
04-08-2010, 00:10
Of those two, the Speed Gold Dot.

Gthirty9
04-08-2010, 01:34
+1 for the speer

Thx-1138
04-08-2010, 14:29
Another +1 for Speer 200g GDHP.

What I currently carry.

Although, I've been meaning to try some DoubleTap 200g. Same bullet, IIRC, as the GDHP, with a higher velocity.

jeffreybehr
04-08-2010, 15:23
The Silvertip may be a good bullet, but the Gold Dot has demonstrated time and time again that it's an excellent bullet that penetrates, expands, stays together, and vitually always delivers ALL its energy into the body of the badguy.

I just happened to test these 2 in .45 caliber.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/245s_1000w.jpg

srd
04-08-2010, 17:51
Another one for speer gold dot. Thats what is im G37 carry gun.

CPG19
04-08-2010, 20:31
thanks yall ! looks like I'll be stacking up gold dots =)

jeffreybehr
04-08-2010, 23:36
thanks yall ! looks like I'll be stacking up gold dots =)

Do understand that the GD is clearly the better choise between the 2 you gave us, and it is indeed as excellent bullet and the one I, too, carry in my 37, but the new Winchester PDX1 is also a state-of-the-art (and excellent) bullet.

Also something a bit puzzling to me is how little ink the new Hornady FTX is getting.

Here's an electronic version of The American Rifleman's review of those 2 new bullets.
http://www.americanrifleman.org/Webcontent/pdf/2009-8/200981911031-oneproblemtwosolutions.pdf

Another excellent PD bullet, now available at about 2/3 the price of the current-version premium bullets, is the Hornady XTP. I loaded and carried them in my Glock 23s and tested them against a bunch of other bullets. While the GD and the PDX1 performed arguably better, the XTP still did a fine job of expanding, penetrating, and staying together.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/20Nov20_8expandedbullets_1200w.jpg