Articles from Balota

  1. Setback Testing of Federal Hydra-Shok 45ACP

    Study of Setback for Federal Hydra-Shok 45ACP Ammunition This article is a follow-on study after "Study of Setback for Hornady Critical Defense 9mm Ammunition", published on Firearms Talk Forum (FTF). Setback of the bullet in a cartridge is a known issue that can affect the firing characteristics of the round. Setback is caused by the impact of the bullet on the feed ramp as the round is chambered. Adverse effects include overpressuring the cartridge when fired. Damage to the weapon is...
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