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darkparadox
06-06-2012, 20:36
Just recently got a brand new Glock 29SF I've got a $150 budget to spend on ammo. I've read around an it seems as though underwood is highly rated amongst you folks. But I'm not sure which loads to pick exactly ? An are any modifications necessary ?

Intend to deer hunt with this firearm, which load should I pick ?

Also for two legged self defense which is the best round to go with ? I normally carry a Glock 19

Vandalozz
06-06-2012, 21:17
Everyone has their personal preference in loads and of course I have mine.... LOL I have always been a big fan of the Gold Dot bullets in general. I like 155 GDHP's for 90% of my needs loaded at 1500fps and 770+ft/lbs and for $29 a box of 50 at Underwood I get plenty of pratice with "exactly" what I carry... Even though the 155 FMJ's are loaded the same, the magazine springs,followers, and other parts associated with "reliability" may not show signs of needed replacement/adjustment etc when practicing. Unless its bigger than a 300lb Boar I feel pretty good about my backup being loaded with the 155's. Honestly though I would have no problem carrying 155's 165's or 180's from underwood in the woods and 135's 155's or 165's for self defence. All the stuff from underwood in 10mm is hot enough to "Git' er done!"

swinokur
06-07-2012, 04:06
I use the 180g GD JHP's. They seem to be a good compromise between velocity, energy and penetration from momentum, which is not discussed much. Energy is important of course but IMO too much velocity cause the HP to open early and perhaps makes a little less penetration. I am no ballistics expert for sure. My .02

I shoot Underwood 180g TMJ GD at the range. It is similar in recoil to my SD load.

oldways
06-07-2012, 07:41
I like the 180 GD @ 1240 load. Does not over expand and is very controlable.

alwaysshootin
06-07-2012, 07:45
IMHO, you are going to want two different rounds for the tasks at hand. With deer, you will want maximum expansion, penetration, and preferably, a massive exit wound. I prefer the 200 grain XTP's for that job. On the other hand, I would not consider that particular load optimum for carry. Like mentioned, I'd go with something in the 135, or, 155 weight range, for that job.

swinokur
06-07-2012, 07:49
I like the 180 GD @ 1240 load. Does not over expand and is very controlable.

And doesn't kaboom in a DE

drsjr1969
06-07-2012, 08:44
Just recently got a brand new Glock 29SF

Intend to deer hunt with this firearm, which load should I pick ?

Also for two legged self defense which is the best round to go with ? I normally carry a Glock 19

The 10mm can sure take down a deer with the increased velocity and energy provided when using a 6 inch barrel.

Just puzzled with your choice of the much shorter barreled 29SF and the loss of velocity and energy for hunting you are going to see.