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remington gold saber vs federal hst

Thread in 'Firearms Chat' started by dakota port, Jul 7, 2013.

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remington goden saber vs federal hst

  1. remington golden saber 180 gr

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  2. federal hst 180 gr

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  3. both are equal

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  1. dakota port

    dakota port The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    i have two rounds i can use in my carry gun. i have federal hst 180 gr 40 s&w and Remington golden saber 180 gr 40 s&w

    which one would be best ot carry and how well does Remington gold saber perform compared to federal hst?

    here are my options all 180 gr
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  2. dial1911

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    First thing we're going to need here is a couple volunteers from the crowd...

    I wouldn't stand in front of either one personally. I realize that't not much help, but they're probably pretty close to equal rounds.
     
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    Ga Arms 155gr +P+. A 155gr BJHP round that uses Speer's excellent gold dot bullet combined with a powder load that pushes that 155gr BJHP to 1300FPS.

    http://georgia-arms.com/new40smithandwesson155grgolddothollowpointp50pk-1.aspx

    There has been lots of gashing of teeth, back and forth and banter over this round. If you search the internet about it you will read how it is unsafe, and stories that it is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell 155gr bullets among others. This round has been made since the early 2000s, if not longer and I personally have fired thousands of rounds of it with no problems ever. I currently use it in my carry gun without any reservations. The round has been chronoed all over the place and the 1300FPS average seems to hold true. Last year a e-mail response from Ga arms about the +P+ .40 was posted and in it a lot of the noise pollution about the round was laid to rest. I am posting it here since it's recommendation will probably get some comments from the peanut gallery.

     
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    What do you think the result would be if you were shot with either?
     
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    Hands down the federal hst. It's the only round I'll carry.
     
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    As I recall HST's are not bonded. While that isn't a deal breaker it should be something to consider if you are around vehicles all day.
     
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    Gotta love that near 100% weight retention.
     
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    Lookup TNOutdoors on youtube and watch his ammo tests. I can't vouch for the methods he uses but they seem legit. He tested the golden sabers and they suck ass. Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot and now Hornady FPD is all I carry, personally. None of which can be found at Walmart (cough, cough).
     
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    Correct. HSTs are not bonded. However Federal offers their Tactical Bonded, in 135gr for 9mm, that is bonded and retains weight if that is a factor for you. HST and Bonded by Federal perform nicely.
     

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