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Hey folks,

I tried some of my Kimber 230 loads in my XDS and I wasn't too pleased. They shoot great out of the Kimber, not so great out of the XDs.

My Kimber loads:
Various cases
WLP
5.3 gn of W231
Hornady XTP 230 gn

When I first tested my new pistol, I had some Win 185 gn silvertips (factory ammo) that fired great with no hiccups.

I was curious what everyone else was having luck with overall.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I've had some feeding issues with the 230 XTPs. And flat out, just not as accurate as the 185 factory ammo I tried.
 
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That would be puzzling to me about the feeding problem. I use the 200 grain XTP bullet (same profile) seated to a O.L. of 1.220" and it feeds flawlessly.
 

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My 230 grain handloads feed flawlessly in my XDs. Just saying.
 

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Also makes me curious as this afternoon (just to compare) I ran 10 Federal Hydroshock 230 gr rds and they were feeding thru the XDs with no problems.
 

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Very well possible, run some more thru it and let us know.
 

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I run reloads through mine with no problem, I use 230 gr X-Tream copper plated hollow points with a light crimp.
 

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I don't reload, don't fire other people's reloads, only use USA factory ammo in my SD handguns and have never had a problem with my XD's.
 

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I dont have a XDs but my XDM .45 seems to like power pistol powder WAY WAY better then win 231 with the 230 XTPs !!! Bullseye powder is GREAT for 185s and 200s. OAL is VERY important too.

Just a little long and they will not function properly. I have found a little long to mean almost anything over min OAL


I have win 231 around but after using power pistol and bullseye, The results spoke for them self and win 231 is now only a "back up". it is pretty universal and can do all weights of both 9mm and 45 so its a good back up to have laying around
 
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