I am sure most of us are doing house chores, fishing, or getting ready for season. I too have been working around the place, but have been taking time out to shoot. I was shooting my Optima the other day. The load was only 90 grains of Black Horn 209 and a .40 caliber 200 grain XTP and SST. Since the bullets are so similar I wanted to compare their POI, and group size.
Both shot real well. Both hit the same place on the target. The target was at 52 yards. The thing I noticed was the SST grouped just a hair tighter. But I would not want to live on the difference. The reason I post this is on a different forum, a member did a test with the 200 grain XTP.
He shot through, plywood, carpet and into five water jugs. The surprise was the bullet went through two jugs and lodged in the third jug. It was in pieces mind you. But if that were places behind a shoulder, it would have done extensive damage.
Their test was done with 80 grains of BlackHorn 209 and the targets were 25 yards. Kind of an impressive bullet. But remember the bullet is for a handgun. So the speeds from a handgun would be slow. But it was a very interesting test.