Gold Dot 155, 165, or 180 gr

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by DEZRTFOX, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. DEZRTFOX

    DEZRTFOX New Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm really undecided Which grain bullet I should go with. This is for a G23 Gen 4. Thanks in advance for all your help/Input.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    I'm from the school "the bigger the better"...180 grain !


    ( Moved thread from Which Glock to Ammo & Reloading )
     

  3. DEZRTFOX

    DEZRTFOX New Member

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    Thanks Shooter, I didn't see the Ammo / Reload thread
     
  4. Normally I say bigger is better but in .40SW, I'm worried about pressures, so I use 165's for PD ammo.

    I use 147 in 9mm and plan to use 230 in 45 ACP

    Maybe I'm too cautious but had a round blow out in my pistol made me cautious.
     
  5. DEZRTFOX

    DEZRTFOX New Member

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    Thanks Buss, I was kind I leaning towards the 165 gr myself. I just wasn't sure.
     
  6. DEZRTFOX

    DEZRTFOX New Member

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    Sorry my friend. I meant Buzz...lol
     
  7. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

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    I usually am too, but when it comes to .40s, I shoot 165gr, period. In .45GAP, I shoot 200gr, but primarily because that's the most common bullet size in the caliber; don't see too many 230gr .45GAP rounds, probably because of the shorter case.


    ^This. I haven't had a blowout, but it's far more likely to happen with a 180gr bullet, because there's so much less room in the case. A little overcharge in powder and boom.
     
  8. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    Someone posted somewhere that the FBI is using the 165gr for their .40's.
     
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  9. zipper046

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    My Dept issues Speer Gold Dot 165gr...good round.