Im guessing that 18 inches doesnt include the fact that you are more than likely gonna hit bone with a Center Mass shot.... which would slow the round down... but thats just a guessmarinesg1012 said:18 inches is considered normal for home defense rounds? I thought you wanted it closer to 13 so you didnt get the over penetration issues?
For me, I'd rather have overpenetration than not enough. When someone is in your house and has a weapon, you need to stop them immediately. I think it's safer to want to be able to reach the CNS on a large adult male (300 lb +) wearing multiple layers than only being able to reach the CNS on a little Chinaman wearing just a T-shirt but that's just me.marinesg1012 said:18 inches is considered normal for home defense rounds? I thought you wanted it closer to 13 so you didnt get the over penetration issues?
No I think there are a lot of choice with 6.8 for the HD scenario and yours are as good as any. I actually don't have any of the 85gr TSX left and now keep SSA 115 otm enhanced frag combat loads in my HD rifle. I even think the 90gr Varmit loads in CQB HD situation, (less than 40 feet) will get the job done with well placed shots unless the BG is wearing body armor.marinesg1012 said:I guess I was incorrect, seems like you guys all agree it would be a great home defense round.
IMHO the only good performing 5.56 loads are the Hornady 5.56 75gr TAP T2 and 77gr offerings from BH and Federal. The 55gr M193 isn't the best 5.56 round by any means. None of the 5.56 can compare to any of the 6.8 rounds for incapacitation purposes.TLHelmer said:It looks like it would stop anyone who broke into your home! How does it compare to the 55gr .223?