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Offline IDescribe

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Re: +P+ Load in a PCR
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2018, 03:09:42 PM »
The bizarre thing to me in this thread was the assumption that +P+ was somehow better suited for armor.

  I’ve said it 100 times, the ‘P’ in +P or +P+ stands for ‘pressure’ — not power - but PRESSURE.  As in peak chamber pressure.

 If you look at two rounds of the same caliber, with identical bullets, AND from the SAME PRODUCT LINE from same manufacturer, you may assume the +P is going a little faster, maybe as little as an extra 30 feet/sec faster.  That’s it.  Different manufacturers, different product lines, +P tells you nothing about which load is better or worse for anything.

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Re: +P+ Load in a PCR
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 07:40:07 AM »
It's a strange thread for sure.
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Offline schmeky

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Re: +P+ Load in a PCR
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2018, 10:46:21 AM »
In the words of a wise old gunsmith (not me) when asked "will my 9 mm model number XYZ handle a +p+ load"?

He said, you bet, anything will handle it once . . . . . .

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Re: +P+ Load in a PCR
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2018, 09:41:52 PM »
+P is a SAAMI recognized code and has numbers attached to it. +P+ is a made up designation, and can be anything. I would be willing to, and do bet my life that the difference is probably not enough to break a sweat over.