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Consider this, a 115g 9mm in a carbine could reach velocities of 1350 fps and still be under the 160 PF.
Am I wrong in thinking a fast jacketed 115 g 9mm may do more damage to the plates than a slow lead 230g 45?
Im not here to argue I just curious as to where the figures originated from.
We had to meet somewhere during the day as I was still playing SO until the very end. Gotta get name tags or t-shirts. John Tata who has been a driving force since day one and really started it all along with the raffles was dared by me to wear a tux. The Chief was in but common sense took over somewhere during the planning sessions.I had to run a second gun in at the end of the day when the wait at the stages was all but gone!
..Paul - Do you guys at Harvard ever limit pistol power factor for Steel? QUOTE]
We have not had any issues with ammo yet - other than a couple that have wanted to shoot 380acp (which I did not allow).
Here's a list of the current SCSA Ammunition rules:
4.1 Ammunition: All ammunition used in competition must be safe, serviceable and appropriate for the firearm being used.
4.1.1 Minimum cartridge for centerfire competitions (38 Special 9X19).
4.1.2 Rimfire firearms must be .22 Long Rifle (.22LR) only. No powderless cases.
4.1.3 No multiple-projectile or magnum loads allowed.
4.1.4 Any ammunition deemed unsafe or likely to damage the targets will be removed from use.
With that being said - if you as the MD feels that someones ammo is not safe you have the right (and should) stop that competitor from using that ammo.
btw - I have noticed that some steel has a tendency to have more bounce back.
At this past US Steel Nationals everyone seemed to be getting hit due to the new steel targets they had - the targets had a great ring - but did draw blood.
I've used GT Targets for years and there product/design seems to be very safe.