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Old February 6th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #16
 
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It was fun shooting ARX, but, the bottom line was that I would not use it for SD/HD.

It hits real hard on water filled half gal milk jugs, devastating them.
On books it penetrates 900 pages and 3 covers, the flutes clog and the bullet tumbles.
In heavy plastic water jugs such as cooking oil jugs, it makes holes.
Sometimes the .45 acp bullets scream a little similar to a jet engine compressor.
I had one rnd that was hard to chamber in a revolver and the same rnd unfired was hard to unload from the revolver.



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It was fun shooting ARX, but, the bottom line was that I would not use it for SD/HD.

It hits real hard on water filled half gal milk jugs, devastating them.
On books it penetrates 900 pages and 3 covers, the flutes clog and the bullet tumbles.
In heavy plastic water jugs such as cooking oil jugs, it makes holes.
Sometimes the .45 acp bullets scream a little similar to a jet engine compressor.
I had one rnd that was hard to chamber in a revolver and the same rnd unfired was hard to unload from the revolver.
Interesting that it'd be hard to chamber and unload, that's good to know.

I'd love to hear one scream going downrange, I bet that's fun.

For your tests, thanks for that info too. FWIW, it seems designed to tumble after it loses velocity in a soft target. But I find real world tests against multiple different types of materials more telling than a block of gelatin. It's important to know how it performs when slowed or slightly deflected by different barriers.

Were the books wet or dry?
Another good test would be ARX VS wet books/paper covered with multiple layers of denim. Wet has a closer consistency to viscera than dry, and a few layers of denim will create something akin to a winter jacket in terms of an outer barrier.

I may try this out myself. I normally shoot at the range just as a courtesy to my neighbors, and they don't allow such a thing there. But the neighbors are not going to be too annoyed by a handful of rounds going off in the backyard. I also may have access to some stacks of old newspaper somewhere, and I know I've got two pair of jeans that are just completely destroyed that I can salvage some scrap from.

Something also to consider, different calibers are sure to perform differently.

I'll see if I can find the time and materials to do this, and share the results if so.
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"Acts as a force multiplier, dispersing energy forward and laterally...", "...engineered for maximum hydraulic displacement and terminal energy transfer to targets."
OK. I wanna see some dead hogs on youtube to go along with the gobbledegook ad copy. Until then, I deal lead, friend.
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I had a talk with the owner at a local range last night, he had a friend come in that works at the hospital ER and asked if he sold the ARX ammo and bought all he had in stock off all the calibers he owned. He had someone brought in to the ER that had been shot with that ammo and told him he had not see a gunshot victim with as much damage before!
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Bought a Box of the 380 and the 9mm +P Ruger ARX.
I bought it and haven't tried firing either.

What I have my eye on and if I can find it without to much trouble I'm going to get a box of this Black Hills Ammunition 380 ACP 60 Grain Lehigh Xtreme Defense Lead-Free to at least try.
They are pretty proud of it.

Black Hills Ammo 380 ACP 60 Grain Lehigh Xtreme Defense Lead-Free Box

Midway shows it's out of stock and a few places I checked didn't have it.

I've been carrying the Barnes TAC XPD 380 and the 9mm. So far like it but to be honest I haven't fired much of it.
Barnes TAC-XPD Ammo 9mm Luger +P 115 Grain TAC-XP Hollow Point
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Bought a Box of the 380 and the 9mm +P Ruger ARX.
I bought it and haven't tried firing either.

What I have my eye on and if I can find it without to much trouble I'm going to get a box of this Black Hills Ammunition 380 ACP 60 Grain Lehigh Xtreme Defense Lead-Free to at least try.
They are pretty proud of it.

Black Hills Ammo 380 ACP 60 Grain Lehigh Xtreme Defense Lead-Free Box

Midway shows it's out of stock and a few places I checked didn't have it.

I've been carrying the Barnes TAC XPD 380 and the 9mm. So far like it but to be honest I haven't fired much of it.
Barnes TAC-XPD Ammo 9mm Luger +P 115 Grain TAC-XP Hollow Point
Most off that ammo is to darn expensive to blow hole in paper with, like $1.25 each
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