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Old June 18, 2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hornady 240 XTP .44 Magnum...minimum expansion velocity

What is the minimum velocity that this bullet will expand?

http://www.hornady.com/store/44-Cal-.430-240-gr-HP-XTP/

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Old June 18, 2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hornady used to have a poster that listed the velocity windows of each XTP bullet they offered. I cannot find mine for the life of me..

IIRC, the .429 240gr XTP had a velocity threshold of around 900fps for expansion to occur. At lower velocities the XTP will expand to at least the length/depth of the hollowpoint skives, or notches.
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Old June 18, 2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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Its 900 fps. i have the old Hornady chart on my computer.

Its a good game bullet. Since 1999 i've used that bullet in my .50 caliber muzzleloaders. Its killed about 25 deer and a couple hundred wild hogs for me.
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Old June 18, 2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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Old June 18, 2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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Here is the pdf file for you to save.

http://www.hornady.com/assets/files/...ts_handgun.pdf
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Old June 18, 2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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that's it

Yeah I was about to hunt an old catalog up when the online chart appeared here.

BTW, note the big difference between the .44/180 XTP and the .44/200. Which is why i went to 200 in my Ruger carbines.

The 180 were essentially frangible at close range.
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