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Offline mrclose

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« on: June 08, 2014, 08:22:58 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 09:13:03 PM »
Interesting....I keep a magazine of Corbans in my .45 and use regular round ball rounds at the range.  The Corbans are spendy but whatever you hit with one is going down......or at least you will blow significant pieces of the target clean off.....

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 09:20:17 PM »
That's an ugly looking round.  A-10 Warthog ugly.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 09:27:05 PM »
How much do you want to bet that Obama's government starts buying them all up with another 2 billion round order? You know, for the IRS, and the Post Office and the EPA.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 09:35:47 AM »
that pic showing the bullet expanded while it is still in the case is kind of dopey

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 02:28:50 PM »
Just more pointy things to get caught up on feed ramps, jamming guns. On gun  forums there are whole treads devoted with feeding problems with various gun / ammo combos.   I can see this round being an issue, but I'll let others spend their money on the field test.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 02:30:53 PM »
Here are some real pix (rather than advert drawings):

unfired:




fired at various targets, as compared to a standard hollow point:




The guy who wrote this article (from whence the second pic was borrowed):  http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/02/daniel-zimmerman/g2-researchs-rip-ammo-ballistic-testing-phase-two/

did some ballistic testing on the round and was not particularly impressed by it when compared to standard hollow point rounds.  It seems that the primary effect of the RIP round is a very large, but superficial, surface wound where the round first hits, but that it isn't as lethal as a standard hollow point in terms of its overall effects and tissue damage.



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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 02:56:58 PM »
Just more pointy things to get caught up on feed ramps, jamming guns. On gun  forums there are whole treads devoted with feeding problems with various gun / ammo combos.   I can see this round being an issue, but I'll let others spend their money on the field test.

Looking at the picture I was wondering the same thing. It does look like the cartridge wouldn't slide along a feed ramp very well.

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 02:59:06 PM »
Looking at the picture I was wondering the same thing. It does look like the cartridge wouldn't slide along a feed ramp very well.

that's a really good point.  it'd probably make for a really nasty jam if it did catch.

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 02:59:28 PM »
Here are some real pix (rather than advert drawings):

unfired:




fired at various targets, as compared to a standard hollow point:




The guy who wrote this article (from whence the second pic was borrowed):  http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/02/daniel-zimmerman/g2-researchs-rip-ammo-ballistic-testing-phase-two/

did some ballistic testing on the round and was not particularly impressed by it when compared to standard hollow point rounds.  It seems that the primary effect of the RIP round is a very large, but superficial, surface wound where the round first hits, but that it isn't as lethal as a standard hollow point in terms of its overall effects and tissue damage.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 03:02:54 PM »
LOL  I suppose it wouldn't be much fun loading into a magazine. Nasty looking things and kind of interestig but I'm inclined to stick with what I know is reliable and trust is plenty sufficient

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 03:04:52 PM »
Do you know what the cost is?


did a quickie google and it looks like it runs about $44 per 20-round box.  but it also seems to be out-of-stock at a lot of places.

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2014, 03:10:27 PM »
LOL  I suppose it wouldn't be much fun loading into a magazine. Nasty looking things and kind of interestig but I'm inclined to stick with what I know is reliable and trust is plenty sufficient

I didn't think about that.  Being a girl, I find it keeps my thumbs and fingernails from getting chewed up when I'm loading a magazine if I wear tight-fitting leather gloves while doing it. 
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 08:16:44 PM »
With a slug, you can hit a vest and still mess up the guy wearing it. If this thing hits any resistance, shooting through a door or a wall or brush, these rounds will likely shatter and deflect severly. Also, I question the accuracy at distance based on the aerodynamics of the unusual point.
 
Still, it would be fun to shoot some of them and see what they do.
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2014, 09:54:04 PM »
that's a really good point.  it'd probably make for a really nasty jam if it did catch.

My XDs-9 has trouble feeding Hornady Critical Defense. That little bit of Tupper Ware they insert at the tip of the bullet seems to grip instead of slide up the feed ramp. I had to clear 3 or 4 rounds that were jammed in my first and last box of 50.
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