Totally Non-scientific ballistic tests ;-)


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braindead0
May 9, 2003, 09:59 AM
Just out of curiousity, I wanted to see the difference between a couple of stiff .357 loads.

The first is a 170gr FMJ moving around 1300fps or so.
http://gta.hn.org/uploads/170gr FMJ pre hit.jpg
http://gta.hn.org/uploads/170gr FMJ post hit.jpg

Note the complete penetration ;-).

Then 125gr HP moving at a decent pace of 1700fps or so.

http://gta.hn.org/uploads/125gr XTP 1700fps pre hit.jpg
http://gta.hn.org/uploads/125gr XTP 1700fps post hit.jpg

Of course the inclusion of a heavier plastic jug (the red one is from drain cleaner) may have made a difference..but who cares. Just did this for fun anyhow.

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Mike Irwin
May 9, 2003, 10:24 AM
You need to publish your findings.

Perhaps in a book entitled "1 shot lawn watering. Today's best loads."

Ol' Badger
May 9, 2003, 10:56 AM
I'm afraid it can't be published until you do the Cat test!
What grain bullet at what speed, penetrates how many cats.
Or B+Gr+S/C= # of dead cats!:evil:

Smoke
May 9, 2003, 11:43 AM
Badger - :D

Can piglets be substituted for cats?

I happen to know for a fact that a 180 grain commercially produced round from a .300 Savage will penetrate 3 suckling pigs and draw blood on the forth.

braindead0
May 9, 2003, 11:54 AM
Tactical Water Sports - or Blood Sports.. you're choice.

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