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I have a question about PPU 55gr SP ammo. Anyone have any idea how it stacks up against Gold Dot 55 gr? I know Gold Dots are bonded, but will the PPU do a good job for self defense? Any idea on penetration? I have some XM193 and Gold Dot 55 gr now, but found a sale on the PPU saving $3.00 a box over the Gold Dot.
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For self defense, nothing wrong with standard XM193 55gr FMJ. If your going to run soft point ammo, make sure that it cycles reliably in your particular weapon, but still a fine choice for self defense. Sorry, I have no personal experience with the PPU that you mentioned.

Edit: I found a gel test video with the PPU .223 55g SP incase your interested.

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Thanks, that's the only video I found about them.
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For self defense, nothing wrong with standard XM193 55gr FMJ. If your going to run soft point ammo, make sure that it cycles reliably in your particular weapon, but still a fine choice for self defense. Sorry, I have no personal experience with the PPU that you mentioned.

Edit: I found a gel test video with the PPU .223 55g SP incase your interested.
PPU .223 Rem 55 gr Soft Point Ballistic Gel Test - YouTube
I have run Gold Dots with no problem, but more lead is exposed on these. Anyone used the PPU in a Sport II?
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I have run Gold Dots with no problem, but more lead is exposed on these. Anyone used the PPU in a Sport II?
Yes, I used some for a training session because I'd run out of Wolf Gold and didn't want to use my extremely expensive LE223T3, worked fine had no issues feeding or ejecting. I used them with PMAG M3s (30rnd).

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Stacks up against GD? It doesn't. It's good ammo for practice but they don't put much into SD ammo. Their hollow point are nothing more than a bullet with a hole. Even when they open up they aren't consistent.i would pay a little more and buy a brand that has a proven track record. It's only a few dollars more.

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Stacks up against GD? It doesn't. It's good ammo for practice but they don't put much into SD ammo. Their hollow point are nothing more than a bullet with a hole. Even when they open up they aren't consistent.i would pay a little more and buy a brand that has a proven track record. It's only a few dollars more.

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I've got some advice that the PPU being a SP without being bonded actually performed better in flesh than the Gold Dot. I agree about PPU hollow point ammo, very bad results. This SP looks like it should perform good but I'm looking at buying about 500 so a $75 savings on a shtf stash. Good buy if it performs, waste if it doesn't. Just asking for opinions. Thanks for yours.
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