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Local (PDX metro) source for 255g .45ACP?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kimber Custom, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Buffalo Bore and Double Tap both have a 255g .45acp +P round. Any suggestions on who might carry it locally? I've tried Fishermans, C&C and Wholesale Sports with no luck.
     
  2. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Is Wholesale Sports the new name for the place out on 82nd? I've always had good luck with most of my ammo needs out there (save for 147gr 9mm).
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Why do you want to do that to your hands?

    Bet it takes care of the problem though
    hehehehe
     
  4. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Can't afford a 10mm and don't care for revolvers (44M+) but would still like something for some 4 legged critter protection in the woods. So far all I can find is HP's. I want a solid round for penetration past fur.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I hate to say it but Cabella's would probably stock it in Lacey.They seem to be the biggest selection around

    BTW what is a 255 gr going to fly at?
    Wouldn't a 200 grain or 180 grain flying faster be as good?
    How about having it handloaded for you?
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    SKU: 45-230 F.M.J./50 .45 ACP +P Pistol and Handgun Ammo
    .45 ACP +P Ammo - 230 gr. F.M.J. -F.N. (950 fps/M.E. 461 ft. lbs.) -

    SKU: 45-255/20 .45 ACP +P Pistol and Handgun Ammo
    .45 ACP +P Ammo - 255 gr. Hard Cast FN (925 fps/M.E. 484 ft. lbs.) -

    Not much slower and has a little more umph but I would buy any +P FMJ round if I could find one. I keep running into HP.

    I called Cabella's and they said they didn't carry it but I happen to be driving to Sumner today so I'm going to make a stop to see for myself.
     
  7. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Besides beaucoup energy, the 255 gr. slug also has a cross-sectional density like no other .45 ACP. I bought mine from Midway.
    I run them in a 6.6" SS LWD barrel with a #24 spring in a Glock 21SF. Strictly for woods use only.

    I tried to recover one of them just last week, shooting through a row of water bottles, then a stack of phone books, then layers of plywood. No luck - I'll never see that slug again.
    Note added: That's one shot I'm talking about that went through the water bottles, phone books, plywood, hillside,....