StoppingPower.net Forums
Home
Forums
Commentary
H&S
About
StoppingPower.net Forums

StoppingPower.net Forums - Fiocchi .44 Spl. 200 gr.
StoppingPower.net Forums
StoppingPower.net Forums
Forums Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ | Invite a friend
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Stopping Power
 Speed Trap
 Fiocchi .44 Spl. 200 gr.
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author  Topic Next Topic  

Jim Higginbotham
Moderator

USA
9097 Posts

Posted - January 18 2017 :  09:39:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I picked up a box of this recently but alas it is the older 200 gr. JHP with lead exposed - they now load a Hornady 200 gr. XTP in place of this.

In any case it is rated at 900 fps. I'm not sure what barrel they test it in but it gave me 822 out of my 4" 629.

As far as I'm concerned that isn't all that bad. I've done no testing on expansion but since it isn't made with the same bullet any more I suppose it does not matter.

I expect the XTP load (which is also listed at 900 from Fiocchi) to get around the same velocity.

Jim

Get the Weaponcraft Journal on Amazon: Print or Kindle!

jle3030
Advanced Member

USA
4733 Posts

Posted - January 18 2017 :  5:03:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to know. Thanks. There aren't all that many .44 Spl options out there.

Jeff

jle3030
Go to Top of Page

Ace
Advanced Member

USA
4687 Posts

Posted - January 18 2017 :  5:27:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just ordered a couple boxes of the Blazer JHP's for my in-coming Ruger; even with the Gold Dot bullet, they were cheaper than anything else I could find, other than some low-powered cowboy loads. Those Gold Dots look like a three-gallon bucket, and the ad says they're 900-something fps, which hopefully will come out to 850+ in the three-inch barrel. Looked at the Buffalo Bore 190gr SWCLHP, too, which claims about 900fps for three inches. Hopefully either load will work for social purposes, I'd hate to jump on the new-gun bandwagon, then not be able to find a decent defense load for it.
Then again, the polymer-tipped Hornady loads should be good, too.
Gonna stop now, I'm about to wear out my - button. Ace

'A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.' Marty King
Go to Top of Page

Evan
Administrator

33820 Posts

Posted - January 18 2017 :  7:00:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DPX

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

Go to Top of Page
   Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
StoppingPower.net Forums © 2002-16 StoppingPower.net, Inc. Go To Top Of Page
Thispagewasgeneratedin0.06seconds. Snitz Forums 2000