speaking of ballistic gelatin...


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280PLUS
April 13, 2003, 08:10 PM
is there a recipe so i can make it my self?

or

where can i get some?

i want to do some testing of my own...

:)

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12-34hom
April 13, 2003, 08:17 PM
If i saw some testing matrix with cut up banana's inside it, i know i'd feel a whole lot better.

12-34hom

coonan357
April 13, 2003, 08:22 PM
try knox geletin co of Iowa , jello goes great after every gunfight ain't that right 12-34 hom ??:D

I prefer mine with mandrin oranges ... but banana's are good too !!

280PLUS
April 13, 2003, 08:24 PM
any flavor will work as long as theres fruit in it...:rolleyes:

least ways,,,when i'm done i'll be able to have a tasty snack while i go over my findings...

:D

coonan357
April 13, 2003, 08:34 PM
ballistic geletin is much thicker than store bought brands , but I am sure that if you want to try to add less water you might come up with something acceptable ,just saty away from the lime , gets kind of pungent when thickened up .. and pineapples thin out the mixture . :D seriously on tfl there was a thread on where to get it .

Mike Irwin
April 13, 2003, 08:59 PM
Here you go.

http://www.vyse.com/gelatin_for_ballistic_testing.htm

zahc
April 13, 2003, 09:25 PM
I always wonder what BG feels like.:scrutiny:

SDC
April 13, 2003, 09:30 PM
It mixes up the same way as Jello (tm), but turns a lot stiffer as it cures (sort of like "jiggly" wax); I had the misfortune to help mix up a batch when I was helping out in a class on wound ballistics. The worst part about it is that it smells like a dead dog in July, and you have to prepare it to a very specific mix at a specific temperature, or else it won't be calibrated properly. HTH

280PLUS
April 13, 2003, 09:50 PM
dead dog in july,,,can't wait:barf:

thanx for the link mike...

Mike Irwin
April 13, 2003, 10:57 PM
"smells like a dead dog in july"


That's being EXCEEDINGLY polite about the smell, too.

I've dealt with the stuff twice, and never wish to again.

280PLUS
April 14, 2003, 08:15 AM
now i really cant wait:)

all i really want to do is compare the spread of the federal vs georgia .32 mag

so i'm thinking if i come up with something similar that is not necessarily calibrated but from the same batch so they are identical in consistency, i should be able to achieve the results i'm looking for.

i just want to be able to trap and retrieve the rounds in a soft medium to compare them. nothing too ultra scientific.

now i'm thinking,,,

a little (ok, a lot) jello (not lime)

less hot water

i like fruit cocktail in it myself

a little portland cement for the palate

and maybe a few small batches later i'll be on to something.

stand by,,,this may take a while...

:evil:

Mike Irwin
April 14, 2003, 11:56 AM
You guys do realize that a Fackler box is a lot easier to construct, and a lot easier to work with in general, don't you?

280PLUS
April 14, 2003, 12:03 PM
please continue...:D

Mute
April 14, 2003, 12:22 PM
February 02 issue of Swat magazine had an article on how to build your own Fackler Box.

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