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    Anybody have any experience with these? Are they as useful as they say they are?

    EFMJ brings a new standard to bullet expansion technology.

    Federal’s exclusive EFMJ bullet design provides the most consistent expansion and reduced risk of collateral damage. This one-of-a-kind bullet design combines a scored full-metal nose over an internal rubber tip that collapses on impact—not based on hydraulics. Its fully enclosed design means it never fills with barrier material and ensures controlled expansion directly upon impact.

    A low-flash propellant is ideal for low-light tactical applications, while EFMJ’s bullet profile promotes smooth feeding in automatics. It’s the perfect choice for reliable expansion and penetration—not to mention for agencies that don’t permit hollow point ammunition. Also prevents the feeding problems associated with hollow point ammunition.

    124 GR., EFMJ (+P) [50/BOX]

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    I've carried EFMJ since within a few months of its introduction. Practicing with it, they seem as reliable as any other ammo. I've not put its attributes to the acid test of shooting a person.

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    It appears to me that they might have some good points. It appears (by just looking at an expanded bullet, haven't seen any gel tests) to have a similiar expansion to JHP's and by the same token appears to resemble a FMJ (which do tend to feed better, generally speaking).



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    Its fully enclosed design means it never fills with barrier material and ensures controlled expansion directly upon impact.
    This is its significant attribute. Hollow points have been demonstrated to not expand reliably when filled with clothing trash.

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    For those that livein New Jersey, it's about the best performance ammunition you are allowed to possess, being that hollowpoints are illegal. From what I can gather FEFMJ ammuniton gets good reviews all around the webbut I personally have zero experince with them. I prefer Double Tap ammunition.
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    Give serious consideration to the HST Federal loadings. For the .40S&W, the 155gr is fine. In the 9mm, the 124gr +P and the 147gr +P are good loads.

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    I am not familiar with it but it looks interesting. Anybody ever seen any ballistic gel or other testing on it?
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    deepdiver wrote:
    I am not familiar with it but it looks interesting. Anybody ever seen any ballistic gel or other testing on it?
    The old favorite "Box O Truth" tested them here: http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot10.htm

    They performed well. Here's another page talking about .45 ACP expansion/penetration: http://stevespages.com/page8f45acp.html

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    BobCav wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    I am not familiar with it but it looks interesting. Anybody ever seen any ballistic gel or other testing on it?
    The old favorite "Box O Truth" tested them here: http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot10.htm

    They performed well. Here's another page talking about .45 ACP expansion/penetration: http://stevespages.com/page8f45acp.html
    Interesting. He had no real issues with expansion. Huh.

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    BobCav wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    I am not familiar with it but it looks interesting. Anybody ever seen any ballistic gel or other testing on it?
    The old favorite "Box O Truth" tested them here: http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot10.htm

    They performed well. Here's another page talking about .45 ACP expansion/penetration: http://stevespages.com/page8f45acp.html
    I didn't remember it being one of the rounds in that BOT test and I also didn't recall it being on Steve's Pages, but then, not knowing what it is, I probably just overlooked it. Thanks for the referring links, Bob!
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    Anytime! It's interesting ammo and worth taking a good look at. Here's another link I found:http://www.brassfetcher.com/index.htmland look up your preferred caliber. If he's tested EFMJ for that caliber it will be there! Here's the 9mm. .40and .45 ACP pages

    9x19mm: http://www.brassfetcher.com/9x19mm%2...%20Jacket.html

    .40SW: http://www.brassfetcher.com/40sw%20F...%20Jacket.html

    .45 ACP: http://www.brassfetcher.com/45acpFed...%20Jacket.html

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    I'll stick with Corbon Powerball.

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    Kinda looks like some sort of carmel coated marshmellow.

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    Bravo_Sierra wrote:
    I'll stick with Corbon Powerball.
    That's some very nice ammo too. In states like NJ where hollow points are (foolishy) illegal, is Powerball considered a hollow point or a "capped hollow point"? Anyone know? Their own pic in that link does state "shaped hollow point", whereas the EFMJ has no internal space or cavity whatsoever. Just curious...

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    BobCav wrote:
    Bravo_Sierra wrote:
    I'll stick with Corbon Powerball.
    That's some very nice ammo too. In states like NJ where hollow points are (foolishy) illegal, is Powerball considered a hollow point or a "capped hollow point"? Anyone know? Their own pic in that link does state "shaped hollow point", whereas the EFMJ has no internal space or cavity whatsoever. Just curious...
    Why are HP's illegal in NJ? Is it because someone labled them "cop killers"? If it is, why hasn't anyone shown the legislation that HP's are just this side of worthless against body armor?

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    VtCO wrote:
    BobCav wrote:
    Bravo_Sierra wrote:
    I'll stick with Corbon Powerball.
    That's some very nice ammo too. In states like NJ where hollow points are (foolishy) illegal, is Powerball considered a hollow point or a "capped hollow point"? Anyone know? Their own pic in that link does state "shaped hollow point", whereas the EFMJ has no internal space or cavity whatsoever. Just curious...
    Why are HP's illegal in NJ? Is it because someone labled them "cop killers"? If it is, why hasn't anyone shown the legislation that HP's are just this side of worthless against body armor?
    Yep. It's been fought and lost. You can't fix stupid.


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