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Hornady XTP vs HAP bullets - any difference?

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Post by pgg 8/11/2020, 9:57 pm

I've been using XTP bullets and they shoot so nicely I haven't really looked any further.

With the ammo panic craziness in full swing, I figure it might be wise to broaden my horizons a little.

Hornady markets the HAP as just as accurate as the XTP except not made to expand. In general, can I expect the HAP to perform as well on paper as the XTP?

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Post by Jon Eulette 8/11/2020, 10:42 pm

My PPC buddies swear by the HAP. Shot better than xtp in their revolvers. I've also heard of great results from 1911's
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Post by JIMPGOV 8/12/2020, 8:59 am

I HAVE TESTED BOTH EXTENSIVELY IN 9MM. WITH MANY DIFFERENT POWDER COMBINATIONS AND GUNS. THE 115GR XTP IS MORE ACCURATE THAN THE 115GR HAP. BUT NOT BY MUCH. ABOUT A .25" DIFFERENCE AT 50YDS.

 NOW THE 185GR XTP IN .45 WAS NO WHERE NEAR AS ACCURATE AT 50YDS AS THE NOSLER OR ZERO 185GR  JHP. I NEVER TRIED ANY .45 HAP.

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Post by Wobbley 8/12/2020, 3:50 pm

Jim:  Have you ever tested the Sierra 45 JHP at 50 yards.?
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Post by spursnguns 8/12/2020, 4:08 pm

Wobbley wrote:Jim:  Have you ever tested the Sierra 45 JHP at 50 yards.?

Hello Wobbley,

A different Jim here....I have; both the Sierra 185 grains and the 230 grains.  I tested a box of each and my pistols didn't like either.  Back in the day, everyone used Sierra's 230 grains FMJ in their chase for points.  I never found those particularly accurate either and used Hornady's hardball bullet instead.

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Post by JIMPGOV 8/13/2020, 7:46 am

THE 185GR SIERRA'S ONLY GROUPED ABOUT 2.5"AT 50YDS. JP

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Post by pgg 8/15/2020, 5:52 pm

Thanks, I'll add them to my watch list in case any ever become available again ...

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