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  1. Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting
    Hi All, I have been wondering, why does it seem that in pistols, one needs to tend toward huge diameter and heavy bullets in order for high velocities to be reached? 9mm, 45 auto, even 10mm all seem to top out around 1,500 fps. It is not until cartridges like the 460 S&W Mag (2,500fps) that...