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Hornady XTP (240 grain)

Specifications

Caliber .454 Casull
Bullet Composition Copper-jacketed lead
Bullet Style Hollow point
Bullet weight 240 grains

Manufacturer Link

Hornady

Summary

This ammunition did well in the crimp-jump tests, with the test cartridges enduring 18, 13 and 15 firings before finally failing. Velocities hovered around the 1500 fps mark, which I expect should be plenty to acheive expansion. The 240-grain bullet is probably a little small for bear defense, but this cartridge should perform admirable for a variety of other applications.

The Hornady ammunition was also the first to be tested in the Ransom rest. Hornady predicted improved performance from the rest (which I initially didn’t believe) and the results proved him right.

Test Results

Handheld Test – Cartridge #1
Handheld Test – Cartridge #2
Handheld Test – Cartridge #3
Rest-held Test – Cartridge #1
Rest-held Test – Cartridge #2
Rest-held Test – Cartridge #3

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