WWB inconsistant hollow point

Discussion in 'Ammunition and Reloading' started by Longshot, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Longshot

    Longshot New Member

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    I like to shoot the WWB .40 180 gr JHPs at pigs, but i have noticed that the hollow point is very inconsistant. What I mean is that the 'hollowed out' portion is different from bullet to bullet. Has anyone ever tried to carefully widen some of the narrower hollow points found in common ammuniton, like say with a drill bit by hand? I have a few instances of through and through shots and am mainly interested in consistant energy deposit out of a relatively inexpensive round. I recently bought some 155 grain Silvertips and will try those. Each one of the 50 that came in the box is consistant to my naked eye. I just don't like the price tag of the Corbons, SXTs, Silvertips, Gold Dots, etc. After all it's just a pig :p. Just a question. -Longshot
     
  2. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    well I say for less than $1 a round you get to field test your carry/HD ammo; be it gold dot, ranger, golden saber, etc. Most of us just range fire a few boxes and make sure they feed all right.

    most gun writers and instructers will recomend 100+ rounds of your defense ammo through your gun. I know your getting more than $1 worth of meat from your kills :lol:
     

  3. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    180grain 40 is not the most effiecient round. The 155's are the best performing as far as everything i've read. I'm not surpised youre getting through and through's. Stick with the 155's. And thanks for the real life testing............Good eatin :lol:
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Interesting thread. Reminds me of those 80's movies where they would drill out the hollowpoint in .44 mag rounds and put in cyanide or mercury for a "killer" round.

    On another note, how quick were the kills on the through-and-through shots? Barring a CNS shot or a hit right through the pumper, I would think that on game a through and through shot would be better and enable the animal to bleed out quicker.

    I don't know if any handgun round outside of .454 Casull/.460 S&W Mag/.500 S&W Mag is going to "deposit" enough energy to make a difference in the "stopping power" for the average vital zone hit.

    Jeff
     
  5. Longshot

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    Thanks for the responses. I group the best with WWB 180 gr jhps with both my M40 and my CX4. Also tried WWB & UMC 165 gr fmjs Winchester 155 gr Silvertrips. All I wound up doing was using a drill bit to smooth out the walls of the hollow points. No major modifications and minimal lead (thin flakes at most). Answering the time it took for the TnT's to do their job....lungshots do NOT work well on pigs (they can run forever) and sadly most of my shots were midlevel behind the shoulder so my buddies actually dropped them before they got into the bush. More recently I relied on the TnT's to actually help me and began shooting through the leg into the "V" of the chest and that obliterates the pumper (saw my friends shot land right in front of the last trotting boar I dropped cold). I'll keep using the WWB 180 gr jhps but i found a Remington 180 gr jhp that is shaped exaclty like the silvertips only heavier (huge hollow point). 20 bucks for 100. We'll see how they group and this time out I'm aiming right behind the ear so I don't TnT the two front shoulders. -Longshot
     
  6. Guest

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    Very interesting, thanks for the update. I am always interested in how animals get incapacitated from gunshots because I feel it is the best indicator of the effect of a round to biologically incapacitate with virtually no effect from the psychological effects of being shot (unless some quack has studied this with animals :)). Although this can vary greatly due to the randomness of gunshots and exactly what tissues/organs they disrupt.

    How close do you get for these behind-the-ear handgun shots on a boar? A medulla oblongata shot on that animal must be about the size of a golf ball. That is something I would feel better about hitting with my M4 and ACOG. Certainly a great challenge with a handgun!

    Please keep us posted on your results. It would be neat to recover the rounds and take pictures of them and also report on the wound tract if possible.

    Jeff