.380 ACP Winchester 85-grain Silvertip

posted on May 10, 2011

Winchester's Silvertip load for the .380 ACP is a good performer, especially considering its low velocity. Of the terminal performance testing I've conducted on 14 different .380 ACP loads, the Winchester Silvertip had the slowest velocity, but still out-penetrated more than half the loads and expanded wider than five of them in 10-percent ballistic gelatin.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.380 ACP Winchester 85-grain Silvertip 831 11.50 0.56 85


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