.45 ACP American Eagle 230-grain FMJ

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posted on May 24, 2011
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The 230-grain FMJ .45 ACP load at 810 fps was the original military load for the 1911 handgun. Some like this Federal American Eagle offering as a defensive, if not an all purpose, load for handguns chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. Roundnose versions do not create much of a wound cavity at all, but will penetrate reasonably straight. I gave up trying to stop one of these bullets after successive penetrations of 31 inches in 10 percent ordnance gelatin and placed a ballistic vest panel at the end of the last gelatin block.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.45 ACP American Eagle 230-grain FMJ 839 31+ 0.45 230

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