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#6079330 - 12/11/15 08:54 PM .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45
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Kind of a long read, but some decent tests with fairly easy to see results. I have no connection to these guys.

http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self-defense-ammo-ballistic-tests/
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#6079349 - 12/11/15 09:04 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: deerfeeder]
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Without spending all of Saturday and Sunday reading through all of that---what won?

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#6079364 - 12/11/15 09:13 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: DannyB]
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Originally Posted By: DannyB
Without spending all of Saturday and Sunday reading through all of that---what won?

Bullet placement always wins. up

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#6079369 - 12/11/15 09:14 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: deerfeeder]
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Go to the links at the top of the article and pick your favorite caliber and it will give you an easy to read chart.
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#6079374 - 12/11/15 09:18 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: deerfeeder]
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Not getting shot yourself always a winner.

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#6079383 - 12/11/15 09:21 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: bucksnbass357]
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Originally Posted By: bucksnbass357
Originally Posted By: DannyB
Without spending all of Saturday and Sunday reading through all of that---what won?

Bullet placement always wins. up


Accuracy always matters.
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#6079456 - 12/11/15 10:13 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: deerfeeder]
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8mm ?

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#6079475 - 12/11/15 10:38 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: Ranch Dawg]
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Originally Posted By: Ranch Dawg
8mm ?


Yeah as antiquated as the 8mm Mauser is there is no doubt that it is much more lethal than the other calibers listed. And it would have a heck of recoil for a pistol. (insert sarcasm).

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#6080839 - 12/12/15 11:38 PM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: deerfeeder]
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Hmmmm... looks like starfires are either over charged or don't expand enough to slow down. Hydrashoks did the same thing.

Ranger SXTs and defenders are what I am going to keep buying for all calibers.


Real good read though. Good guide to judge the best bullet.


Edited by bull279 (12/12/15 11:38 PM)
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#6083033 - 12/14/15 09:58 AM Re: .380 vs 8mm vs .40 vs .45 [Re: Gravytrain]
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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
Not getting shot yourself always a winner.


FACT! Been there done it! sick
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