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Beanie-Bean
12-18-2011, 15:05
Well, I was actually supposed to run the first shots through my new Kimber Solo, but left the magazine on my desk. So, nothing done to test that one. However, I did shoot what I had with me (G20, G34)

Here is the report for the 10mm tests:

Date 12/18/2011
Temp 56F
Glock G20, stock barrel
Competition Electronics ProChrono

Today's test was factory ammo:
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/84c7993d.jpg


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String/Description
Hornady CD
165 gr. FTX
1225 fps

Shot
1128
1140
1128
1136
1127
1130
1141
1134
1114
1086

Hi Vel
1141

Lo Vel
1086

Avg Vel
1126

Extreme
55

Std Dev
16


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String/Description
Corbon
165 gr. JHP
1250 fps


Shot
1168
1179
1177
1192
1165
1183
1182
1192

Hi Vel
1192

Lo Vel
1165

Avg Vel
1179

Extreme
27

Std Dev
9

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String/Description
Federal
190 gr. Bonded JHP
No fps specified on box

Shot
917
918
921
929
896
913
910
927
925
925
914
933
893
917
912
928
929
924
923

Hi Vel
933

Lo Vel
893

Avg Vel
918

Extreme
40

Std Dev
10

JimIsland
12-19-2011, 20:21
humm....Hornandy -100 advertised fps and around 70 for Cor-Bon. I think I remember seeing a test done recently with the Hornandy the faired much better than that. Anyways, thanks sharing your results.

rcd567
12-19-2011, 23:09
Getcha some Underwood 165s...1400 fps.

Looks like that Federal stuff is subsonic. My question would be why?

Taterhead
12-19-2011, 23:15
Getcha some Underwood 165s...1400 fps.

Looks like that Federal stuff is subsonic. My question would be why?

Pretty close to the "FBI load" would be my guess.

arushus
12-20-2011, 00:37
Hornady surprises me, usually they are the one big manufacturer that meets their specs...

21Carrier
12-20-2011, 05:34
I can't believe the Hornady and CorBon stuff didn't come close. Hornady is almost always accurate, and CorBon as well. It seems the 165gr Critical Defense load really is just the .40S&W load in 10mm cases. What is the Federal load? I've never even heard of that load? Is that an HST bonded bullet? That's the only bonded bullet I know of that Federal makes. Can we see pictures of the bullet? BTW, that's weaker than most .40S&W ammo.

Beanie-Bean
12-20-2011, 08:13
The Hornady CD rounds really surprised me a lot--I use them as SD carry ammo on all of the Glocks I carry. All of them. The .357 SIG and 10mm versions are apparently only available through Cabela's (which is where I got them.) I had the chrony setup about 10' in front of me when I ran the tests, too, and shot at a target about 15 yds downrange.

I haven't found any Speer Gold Dots for 10mm, but do have some for all the other calibers, and those are the other rounds I carry for general purpose.

The Corbon rounds were some that my brother purchased back in 1997! I found those while cleaning up my Mom's storage closet after she passed away recently. I saw some of those in a newer boxes where I shop, and would still try some of their offerings, but I'm thinking that some Winchester silver tips are next. This was one was another testament on the longevity of loaded ammo. I recently fired off some El Dorado Starfire .40 S&W rounds (from about the mid-90s,) and all of them went "bang."

Good catch on the 10mm Federals...those were from GT Distributors here in Austin, and are the only 10mm rounds they carry. They're about $23/box of 50.

21Carrier, I'll post some pics later on for you. You're right--they felt like I was shooting a .40.

4949shooter
12-20-2011, 14:29
What is the Federal load? I've never even heard of that load? Is that an HST bonded bullet? That's the only bonded bullet I know of that Federal makes. Can we see pictures of the bullet? BTW, that's weaker than most .40S&W ammo.

I think that Federal load is the old FBI load. I.m pretty sure that white box is how they package their government contract ammo.

arushus
12-20-2011, 14:36
I think that Federal load is the old FBI load. I.m pretty sure that white box is how they package their government contract ammo.

Im 99% sure you are correct on both counts...

Beanie-Bean
12-21-2011, 16:56
What is the Federal load? I've never even heard of that load? Is that an HST bonded bullet? That's the only bonded bullet I know of that Federal makes. Can we see pictures of the bullet? BTW, that's weaker than most .40S&W ammo.

Here you go:
Federal 190 gr. Bonded JHP:
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/IMG_0975.jpg
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/IMG_0976.jpg