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I cast my vote for the hydrashock. :thumb:
 

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BOTH :D

I have shot over 1000 rounds of both over the past decade and never had a failure..............the Corbon supposed to have the best knock-down percentage, but in a gunfight it also depends on shop placement. I have defended myself with the Hydrashock and it only took one shot for an instant kill.............and i witnessed the expansion and mass of the bullet and it was impressive..........only lost 5 grains of mass and expanded to nearly twice the diameter of the original bullet. I also love the hydrashock for the accuracy and the chrome case seems like it would help with sliding out of the mag and into the chamber better (not a fact, but my guess). I carry federal in my everyday weapond and I have the corbon for home protection in my other weaponds. Corbon DPX have more of a sharp kick and bang while the federal hydrashock have less recoil.
 

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I have shot over 1000 rounds of both over the past decade and never had a failure..............
Nice..that is a pretty good test right there


Both are great.. ;)
I will say that 1911s like Cor Bons..they feed pretty well
Hydra-shocks can be problems in them sometimes...( they were in my Colt Commander :rolleyes:)

If i had to choose though..it would be Cor Bons
 

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Why only these two choices when others are available? Is there something special about these two I am unaware of?
 

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worthirt_99 said:
If you think something is better, post what it is and why you think so.
I only asked hoping to learn something new. I have kept HydraShoks in my 9mm for about 17 years because that's what the guy at the gun store recommended. But, that's not to say something better hasn't come along after all that time.
 

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i carry the hydrashoks. ordered some of the taurus ammo and waiting for it to arrive. the pics ive seen of them look mean as hell. my buddy swear by the winchester rangers bonded. yet to try them.
 

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Like both Hydras and Corbon.

Federal's stuff may be 'old technology' in some ways, but it works a lot better than older JHP technology, pentrates heavy clothing well without deformation, and still expands well.

Can't knock what works.

Corbon I like too, but is a bit more pricey. In my neck of the woods anyway.

Have both for the .38 Specials and 9mm. pistols. Will continue to use both.
 

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I shoot Hydrashocks and Golden saber have you ever seen the fireball from Hydrashocks in the dark these where 165 grain personal defence its about as big as a basketball. I got a box of winchester white box 230 grain personal protection and they shoot poa out to 25 yrds could'nt complain.
 

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If you own a short barrel .45 ACP like the Millennium Pro PT145, you would do well to keep to the lighter/faster bullets like the Barnes all-copper if you expect any kind of velocity for reliable expansion:

http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Corbon 160 gr DPX.htm

These feed well in my PT145...I like-em!
 
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