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jeffreybehr
12-23-2012, 11:25
...I bought another bunch of Hornady XTP124s and worked up PD loads with them. I've used lots of them in the past but had changed to the Barnes TAC-XP125s a year or so ago.

These I chrno'd (at 10'-average distance) at 1400FPS.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/2012Dec22_4XTP124s_1000w.jpg

Will be destroying a bunch of pesky plastic waterjugs this afternoon and will post some pics of expanded bullets.

NitLion
12-23-2012, 14:15
:wow: Nice......

jeffreybehr
12-23-2012, 17:16
:wow: Nice......

TYVM.

Here are 3 of those bullets expanded. Each was shot from 10' into a series of 4 one-gallon waterjugs, with 4 layers of denin taped onto the front jug. Two bullets stopped in the 3rd jug; the one on the right stopped in the 4th. (I shot another but it escaped. :whistling: )

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/2012Dec22_3XTP124s_expcore_1000w.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/2012Dec22_3XTP124s_expjckt_1000w.jpg

This is excelent performance as far as I'm concerned, so this is my new PD load. :supergrin:

theAlgorithmist
12-24-2012, 12:01
I have the 147 gr. XTP's in one of my two backup mags along with the Barnes. Nice, deep-penetrating bullet.

Great stuff - thx for the pics!

jeffreybehr
12-24-2012, 13:11
You're welcome.

The latest batch.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/2012Dec24_lotsofXTP124sloaded_1000w.jpg

theAlgorithmist
12-24-2012, 13:12
You should make a wallpaper image out of that :)

attrapereves
12-24-2012, 20:33
Are those bullets made for 357SIG or for 9mm?

jeffreybehr
12-24-2012, 23:57
Are those bullets made for 357SIG or for 9mm?

Both, I think--at least for 357SIG; they're quite straight--cylindrical...
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/125plusXTPandMG124s_1280w.jpg
(XTP124 left; Montana Gold124 center; Barnes TAC-XP125 on right.)
...which gives the short SIG neck plenty of bullet wall to grab.

Wolfdad
12-28-2012, 09:08
I currently carry the XTP 147gr. 357 Sig. cartridge in my P226. I would have no problem carrying the 124gr. version. Both are superb cartridges.

RedHaze
01-01-2013, 13:54
Looks just like the XTP's I've shot.

And believe it or not, the HAP bullet opens up real well at those velocities too. Maybe not a PD bullet, but practice/hunting it'd work great.

Which for those of you who aren't aware, the HAP is basically an XTP minus petals to help expansion.

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silversport
01-02-2013, 04:29
great write up and information all...thanks!

Bill

Snapper2
01-05-2013, 20:00
wonder how a 124gr gold dot would do in the jugs at that velocity? probably explode in the first jug due to over expansion. those XTPs do hold together surprisingly well for being a 9mm bullet.:cool:

RedHaze
01-07-2013, 18:39
Although not the 124gr Gold Dot. They all behave basically the same. As velocity increases.


All fired into wetpack.
125gr GD Fastest (~1500)to slowest (~1350).
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/380250_3261647303220_2140312880_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/600770_3261649623278_101984599_n.jpg

And for good measure, a 90gr GD at about 1700
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599218_3257575281422_1334278427_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/198391_3257583281622_896578038_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/306927_3257576521453_2007378479_n.jpg

steve1911
01-07-2013, 23:39
Very interesting all.




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Snapper2
01-08-2013, 16:05
Cool pics RedHaze, As soon as I collect enough phone books I want to try 124 and 147gr gold dots. :cool:

RedHaze
01-11-2013, 18:36
Albertsons around here have stacks and stacks of free phone books. I usually just grab one or two here and there, and before I know I have a dozen or so.

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