.40 S&W Black Hills 140-grain Barnes TAC-XP

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posted on December 21, 2010
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More expansion however, does not always mean the bullet will set up with a wider frontal diameter. Sometimes, high velocity causes a bullet to peel back more, creating a smaller frontal diameter. This can make the bullet penetrate deeper. It all depends on bullet construction. Both Black Hills and DoubleTap ammunition load this bullet for the .40 S&W, and like all the TAC-XP bullets I've tested, it performs very well. The variance between the loads is due to the velocity difference.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.40 S&W Black Hills 140-grain Barnes TAC-XP 1,194 15.75 .69 140

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