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    Gold Dot

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    What differs a Gold Dot from a standard Hollow Point?
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    Not too much, except Speer claims to have a superior manufacturing process that produces more consistent results. They say the way the jacket is scored and the way the core is fused to the jacket insures the bullet will fragment properly, even if passing through thick clothing, etc.
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    Lots of marketing and a little bit of metallurgy and ballistics. Any quality, reputable hollowpoint will suffice. One thing I WOULD look for in a round is high velocity rather than frangibility or other weird and wonderful gimmicks. You can't rely on any single bullet to perform as advertised, but the velocity of the round can be a consistent factor.
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    I would agree with the above. I also have had bad luck with the gold dot's over penetraiting. I like 125gr half jacket hollow points from seierra they are Cheap, high velocity, and mushroom in the most pleaseing way. I also shoot .357 primarily since i do not have a Semi-auto handgun anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    Lots of marketing and a little bit of metallurgy and ballistics. Any quality, reputable hollowpoint will suffice. One thing I WOULD look for in a round is high velocity rather than frangibility or other weird and wonderful gimmicks. You can't rely on any single bullet to perform as advertised, but the velocity of the round can be a consistent factor.
    That actually want I was thinking. I am currently using Winchester SXT 147gr. I was thinking of changing over to DoubleTap Gold Point 115gr. for the velocity increase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KageKaze
    That actually want I was thinking. I am currently using Winchester SXT 147gr. I was thinking of changing over to DoubleTap Gold Point 115gr. for the velocity increase.
    Both are excellent bullets. but personally i like more bullet mass over higher velocity. But you'll find supporters in both camps.

    I have 135gr Federal Hydrashoks (hydrashocks?) i always forget which way it's spelled. in my XD because it's a good compromise between speed and mass.

    i'm REALLY waiting for EFMJ bullets to get popular, because i like the idea of bullets expanding on impact instead of relying on hydraulics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archr5
    Both are excellent bullets. but personally i like more bullet mass over higher velocity. But you'll find supporters in both camps.

    You know that doesn't help me choose..... I am leading to the Double Tap 115gr. been reading some good stuff on them. Plus I like speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KageKaze
    You know that doesn't help me choose..... I am leading to the Double Tap 115gr. been reading some good stuff on them.
    honestly, shoot both for a while, and see which one you can make better hits with (not better groups exactly... but hits from a cold gun) and if there's a recoil difference.

    because there isn't enough ballistic evidence out there to say 115 pushed fast is better than 147 or 135 pushed slow(relatively slow anyway)
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    Samuel Colt again, speed and power are fine, but accuracy is final. Choose a round that you can fire quickly and accurately.

    And make damned sure it feeds into your pistol reliably.
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