Both the 147 gr HST and 124 gr +P HST rounds are among the finest 9 mm duty loads currently available.[/QUOTE]
So what is the deciding factor or factors in which gr to carry?
What is more accurate and reliable in your pistol?
Which can you reliably procure at a reasonable price?
I use the 147 gr; ToddG uses the 124 gr +P; look at ATK's own data and decide which performance parameters you wish to emphasize: http://le.atk.com/pdf/HSTInsertPoster.pdf
Great Post. How many autopsy's of human shooting victims have you attended and does that factor in your evaluation of ammunition performance?
A variety of equally important methodologies are used for terminal performance testing, including actual shooting incident reconstruction, forensic evidence analysis, and post-mortem data and/or surgical findings; properly conducted ethical animal test results; and laboratory testing—this includes the use of tissue simulants proven to have correlation with living tissue. Some individuals seem to be under the mistaken impression that one of these areas is more important than others--this is not the case, as each category provides important information to researchers.
My background can be found on page 2 of an open source briefing I presented a few years ago: http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2008Intl/Roberts.pdf.
Thanks for the updates, Doc!
I know the 147gr GS is on your approved list, but am curious why you consider it only OK. The figures listed above make it seem more impressive than some of the highly recommended ones. I know different folks weigh different aspects more importantly than others, so I'm curious of your thoughts on this specific round. Has it just not been as thoroughly and extensively tested as other options?
Has anyone ever seen the HST show up anywhere in Canada. Finding Winchester Ranger T series is almost impossible. I would suspect that the HST would be even harder to find up here.