Critical Duty

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Reviews & Range Reports' started by 2012gt, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. 2012gt

    2012gt Well-Known Member

    image.jpeg Decided to finally try out the accuracy of Hornady Critical Duty +p in the 995. Not bad for a $250 gun. 25 yards. Iron sights.
     
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  2. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

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    How big is the target? And if the red ius bigger than a dime you need practice. Since you used a rifle at 25 yards.
     

  3. 2012gt

    2012gt Well-Known Member

    Red is the size of a quarter. Shot kneeling resting on my knee but I'm not an expert marksman or anywhere close to one. Only flat place in the yard is about 25 yards. If I ever get a chance I want to get it out to the farm and stretch it out a bit.
     
  4. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    Didn't I tell you that was good ammo? :) Plus, it is low flash designed also.
     
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  5. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

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    That's okay mam you keep practicing.
     
  6. 2012gt

    2012gt Well-Known Member

    Yep. Your suggestion got me to buy the first box. I think Hornady owes you an endorsement check.
     
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  7. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    Nah. Just the fact they make that stuff is enough for me. I will say this though. If you research the Critical Duty, you will find videos showing that the 135gr Critical Duty has more penetration than does the +P version in gel tests. Dunno why that is. So, I don't go to the expense of the +P for that reason. Both shoot groups like that for both of our 995TS.
    Try it at 50 yards when you can. You will like it!
     
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  8. 2012gt

    2012gt Well-Known Member

    Possibly because it's moving slower so expanding slower?
     
  9. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Shut up, Monkey Queen.
     
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  10. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    Expansion on the bullets they showed were identical. I sort of remember the +P may not have kept a straight flight through the gel. I think I have a video or two of these tests. I'll look and see if I can find.
     
  11. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Sound like the higher velocity during expansion causing the projectile to yaw and dump energy faster?
     
  12. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    I can't find the video comparison I had. May have dumped it after I decided to go with either round for SD loads. However, that is what I thought at the time. These bullets are designed for penetration with controlled expansion, so it made sense.
    I look at all the different rifle and pistol ammo with any polymer tip like these and it is a Hornady made bullet. The design is patented. Even used in CCI 22mag rounds. Perhaps copied under license. But, what we use for all of our calibers for pistols or revolvers.
     
  13. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I shoot Hornady vmax in the AR and 17HMR. Some of the .17 ammo I got from mole is Federal topped with V-Max. Even says V-Max on the box.
     
  14. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    It is surprising how many manufacturers buy this type of bullet from Hornady. I use a lot in my 22 Mag rifles. Seem to be more accurate in my Marlin rifles and my Savage A22 semi auto.
     
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  15. FRED J WAHL

    FRED J WAHL Member

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    Good shooting, 2012GT! Wish I could still shoot that well, but I look at these 80 year old eyes and bod, and the word "Fugetaboutit" comes to mind!
    Fred (Honcho)
     
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  16. Hipointer

    Hipointer Member

    Yeah, not bad at all!
     
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  17. daveindenver

    daveindenver Supporting Member

    :eek: Ick.
     
  18. daveindenver

    daveindenver Supporting Member

    Ick. Ick. :eek::eek:
     
  19. Hornady sells the XTP which is the same projectile without the red tip. They sell it as the "custom" or American Gunner or AG+P. AG doesn't have the nickel coating on the case.

    I'd be willing to bet the 147gr FTX/XTP's would feed reliably in the 995TS
     
  20. 2012gt

    2012gt Well-Known Member

    I have several odd rounds laying around from my trial and error on finding HP ammo that would feed. So far all the ones that were unreliable in the factory mags have fed reliably in the Redball mags. I haven't tried the AG yet but I probably will after I buy 3 or 4 more Redballs.