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.45 ACP 185-grain Winchester Super-X Silvertip

Think the old ammo you have in your safe will perform as well as an identical, newly manufactured load? Think again.

By Richard Mann (RSS)
September 27, 2011

I first tested this load for Terminal Tuesday in October 2010. The ammunition used for that test was about 15 years old, and I fired it from a 5-inch-barreled 1911. I wanted to re-test the 185-grain Silvertip load from my carry gun, a Colt Lightweight Commander, but I wanted to use brand new ammo. Why? Sometimes things change with ammo design, especially over the past 15 years. The results, as far as I am concerned, were even better, so it looks like Winchester improved this load. The reason I carry it in my Lightweight Commander is because it is effective, easy to shoot and easy on the gun.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.45 ACP 185-grain Winchester Super-X Silvertip 934 12.00 .80 182

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