Ballistic gelatin test results : 7.62x54mm R Winchester 180gr JSP


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Brass Fetcher
June 16, 2007, 08:51 PM
Special thanks to grimjaw for sponsoring this test in full.

Cartridge : 7.62x54mm R Winchester 180gr JSP

Firearm : Mosin Nagant M44 carbine with 20.5" barrel length

Block calibration : All depths corrected (From 10.0cm @ 595 ft/sec)

Single shot fired from 10' distance. Impacted at 2517 ft/sec and penetrated to 15.8" in gelatin and ~ 2.5" into a polyester bullet arresting box. Bullet was recovered at 113.4gr weight and 0.678" average diameter.
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Aaryq
June 16, 2007, 09:03 PM
JE223, you never fail to impress me. It seems that every time I have a question about a caliber or a specific type of bullet, I can always find it. Good work and keep it up.

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