.40 S&W Winchester 180-grain PDX1

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posted on October 21, 2010
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This bonded bullet was specifically designed to meet the rigid FBI testing requirements where bullets are subjected to expansion and penetration tests after passing through a variety of intermediate barriers. Typical of bullets that do well in the FBI tests, the 180-grain PDX1 retained a high percentage of weight. Expansion like this, of more than 2-times a bullet's unfired diameter, is rare in defensive handgun ammunition. Notice how the bullets that expanded wide and flat often turn on their sides as they penetrate.

Shooting Results
Load IV (fps) PEN (inches) ED (inch) RW (grains)
.40 S&W Winchester 180-grain PDX1 988 10 3/4 .83 180

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