Hornady TAP LE vs. FPD?
I am trying to determine the terminal and ballistic performance difference (if any) between the Hornaday 75 gr. TAP LE only load versus their 75 gr. FPD (For Personal Defense) load.
So far, from the box and Hornady's website I get the FPD is faster (box marked 2790 fps muzzle velocity) than LE (box marked 2630 fps muzzle velocity). Also, the website (and observation) indicates the FPD are nickle plated cases where the LE are brass.
It appears that the FPD is a hotter round. Does anyone have confirmation of this? Is the terminal and ballastic performance of the FPD equal to the LE? I have a couple of boxes of Mk262 Mod1 from BH that work very well in my 14.5" 1:9 twist barrel and I am hoping these FPD rounds would be comparable as I know the Hornady LE TAP and Mk262 Mod1 are very similar in performance. Any info would be appreciated on how the LE, FPD, and Mk262 compare.
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