.45 ACP Remington 185-grain Golden Saber

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posted on November 22, 2011
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Remington's +P version of this load was previously tested and generates about 50 to 75 fps more velocity than the standard-pressure variant examined here. The +P load also expands to a wider frontal diameter. The standard-pressure load is a bit easier to control from lighter handguns like my Colt Lightweight Commander, and it provides very deep penetration due to the decreased expansion. This would be a good load for anyone expecting to shoot through barriers or those without over-penetration concerns.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.45 ACP Remington 185-grain Golden Saber 964 17 .68 185

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