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Hello. I got my hands on some of the new Corbon DPX ammunition in .357 magnum. Without letting any cats out of any bags, I've already noticed a couple of things that seem very encouraging.


Here is a disassembled cartridge. The unknown powder weighs in at 7.8 grains and the bullet weighed 125.1 grains.

I'll see what it does with regards to expansion, accuracy, felt recoil and other areas of concern for ammunition intended to be used in the serious business of self-defense.

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Mr. Camp,

I know you spent a career as a police officer, but did you ever have any inclination to be an engineer? Never give any of your gadgets to an engineer, especially a gadget that is working perfectly, because the first thing he'll do is TAKE IT APART to see how it works. Whether he can get it back together again is another question! Remember the engineering motto, "If it works reliably and accurately in all environments, then you need to add some more features."

Look forward to your report! :)

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Hello,

ELB: No, I was never an engineer, but majored in physics and math. Maybe that explains it? Hahhahahhahha!

roadster: "DPX" stands for Deep Penetrating X-bullet. The X-bullet, a homogeneous copper alloy bullet was first used in rifle rounds and having seen them used, can attest to their deep penetrating characteristics. Rifle rounds form an "X" shape when expanded as they fold back into four "petals." The handgun bullets have six petals, but the "X" designation stayed.

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By the way I'm an engineer, seemed like I used to do the same thing, finally figuring out after many many years if it aint broke don't fix it.. further more if it is broke but'll still get you home don't fix it.
 
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