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#206993 - 06/02/20 09:39 PM 10MM expansion test
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All of the videos I have seen on 10mm bullet expansion are shot from seven yards or less but I wanted to try something closer to a hunting situation so I shot these from 25 yards, nothing scientific just milk jugs full of water but it gives me some idea of what the bullet is doing at further distances. All were shot from a 6" Kimber Target, all are 180gr HP's over 7.3gr's of CFE Pistol. I have no idea who makes this bullet for Everglades ammo. I found all four in the fourth gallon of water. I gotta get a chronograph.

Their retained weight
Hornady XTP 175.4gr's
Federal HST 178.8gr's
Speer GD 179.1
Everglades 163.3





Edited by longhunter (06/02/20 09:44 PM)
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#206994 - 06/02/20 11:37 PM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: longhunter]
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Thanks LH... takes some of the guesswork out of bullet selection..
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#206996 - 06/03/20 08:22 AM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I have used the 180XTP on deer with great results.I can tell you that at a bit over 1300fps it expands at 71 yards. That is the farthest kill I have with it.

From doe at 71 yards:

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#206997 - 06/03/20 08:36 AM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: reflex264]
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Great thread! And based on what I've seen on YouTube, your testing criteria is better than most. Much more realistic distance than what is usually used.

That's some impressive expansion on the bullets and good weight retention, other than the one that broke into pieces. Hope you get a chance to test them all during hunting season.

Thanks for posting this.

John


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#207002 - 06/03/20 10:58 AM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: jcp161]
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Thanks for sharing. I am a firm believer in testing at distances you will actually be using.

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#207003 - 06/03/20 11:26 AM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: T Pull]
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That's very impressive performance at 71yds...

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#207010 - 06/03/20 01:56 PM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: Willicd76]
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 Originally Posted By: Willicd76
That's very impressive performance at 71yds...


It pretty much acts like a mid range 41 magnum.
I have killed deer with the same bullets at 40 S&W velocities.
Knowing your limitations is key. His bullet test reinforces what I have seen from these loads. That is part of knowing your limitations.
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#207023 - 06/03/20 11:07 PM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: reflex264]
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[quote=reflex264]I have used the 180XTP on deer with great results.I can tell you that at a bit over 1300fps it expands at 71 yards. That is the farthest kill I have with it.

From doe at 71 yards:

That`s great performance...
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#207024 - 06/03/20 11:08 PM Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: reflex264]
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I have had good luck with Sierra 165gr.on 2 pigs one at 85 yards. And one at 40 yards both pass throughs.

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#207053 - 30 minutes 41 seconds ago Re: 10MM expansion test [Re: longhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: longhunter
All of the videos I have seen on 10mm bullet expansion are shot from seven yards or less but I wanted to try something closer to a hunting situation so I shot these from 25 yards, nothing scientific just milk jugs full of water but it gives me some idea of what the bullet is doing at further distances. All were shot from a 6" Kimber Target, all are 180gr HP's over 7.3gr's of CFE Pistol. I have no idea who makes this bullet for Everglades ammo. I found all four in the fourth gallon of water. I gotta get a chronograph.

Their retained weight
Hornady XTP 175.4gr's
Federal HST 178.8gr's
Speer GD 179.1
Everglades 163.3





Do you know the muzzle velocities?
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