180gr Hornady Heavy Mag into water jugs


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Tang419
October 11, 2008, 07:35 PM
Fired from my .300 Win Mag at 45 yards. Basically vaporized the first 1 gallon jug, exploded the next two and made a hole into the 4th where the bullet stopped. The jacket and core seperated, but I'm guessing at 100yds, the bullet may have held together. Was just doing a fun experiment, and thought I would share the pic of the bullet. I'm going to try it again with my handloads and a Nosler Partition and see how it does.

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351 WINCHESTER
October 11, 2008, 08:29 PM
Try some barnes copper bullets. There's nothing to seperate. They ain't cheap.

gvnwst
October 11, 2008, 09:09 PM
was this with SST ammo, or interbond?

Tang419
October 11, 2008, 09:21 PM
Interbond

MartinS
October 11, 2008, 10:32 PM
At that range, going that fast, let it separate. Four projectiles instead of one, deliciously devastating.

rangerruck
October 11, 2008, 10:48 PM
Funny, a solid point, hi vel 22lr round will penetrate just as much, with just a bit of expansion...

Jst1mr
October 11, 2008, 11:53 PM
Funny, a solid point, hi vel 22lr round will penetrate just as much, with just a bit of expansion...

And, of course, transferred about 1/15 of the energy to the target....

rangerruck
October 12, 2008, 12:18 AM
tis true... but i still love that penetration...

Tang419
October 12, 2008, 11:35 AM
I wasnt trying to start a debate about penetration. Just wanted to see if the bullet would hold together.

ants
October 12, 2008, 11:44 AM
Hey, Tang. In my long experience of shooting water jugs, the plastic of the jug is what separates the jacket. I say this because I've also shot ziplock baggies full of water and the jacket doesn't separate for the same depth of penetration.

Make a comparison. Line up a bunch of ziplock baggies as one target, and a line of plastic milk jugs as another. Compare the bullets.

[Note: Because the plastic of the baggie doesn't affect the bullet very much, the bullet will penetrate much farther. It takes twice as many baggies compared to milk jugs.]

rangerruck
October 12, 2008, 12:28 PM
there is some good ammo comparison over on box o truth...

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