GUN Corbon DPX .380

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  1. VANOS

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    Anyone have experience with this bullet? Why is it only 80 gr :confused:

    How would this compare to a 90 gr regular JHP like the Speer Gold Dot? I always thought heavier is generally better as far as penetration is concerned....
     
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    Heaviest DPX .45 ACP is 160 gr.... I understand it's an all copper bullet but what is the theory here? Lighter = faster?
     
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    There is no .380 jhp that meets conventional standards for penetration and expansion so...
     
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    This may be true but the there are some that are closer than others. Some are very close to the magic number for penetration and some are very far away from it. May as well use the best option which is what it appears he's looking for...
     
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    DPX45185/20

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    45 AUTO +P

    185 GR. DPX

    1075 FPS

    475 FTLBS

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    See my post I carried the +p rounds.
     
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    The real answer is to upgrade to a .38 special or higher but if someone insists on using a .380 a fmj is probably the way to go. If they insisted on a jhp I'd try to tell them thats a bad idea but I guess the hornady xtp is the best choice, but its still a bad choice.
     
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    since .380 isnt that great, the more speed you can get the better. and you have to either sacrifice bullet weight or safety to get the speed. so you throw a lighter bullet faster and you get a better chance of penetration on the .380
     
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    As the others have pointed out, the lower density of copper is the reason. A heavier bullet would still be preferable for more penetration.
     
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    I agree with that logic. There are cases where only my Kel Tec can be concealed and for that I use the heaviest bullet I can find, then find the fastest it'll go. I think CorBon +p's are the best I've found, but then I haven't looked for a while.

    I disagree with the FMJ thing but that's another convo we've had before....
     

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