Ballistic gelatin test results : 5.7x28mm 40gr Barnes Triple Shock


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Brass Fetcher
March 29, 2009, 04:03 PM
http://www.brassfetcher.com/Excel_files/5.7x28mm%20Shots%201,5,8%20summary%20Excel%2097%20to%202003%20format.xls

We tested a 0.224" 53gr Barnes Triple Shock, that was modified to 40gr weight, to work in the 5.7x28mm rifle. 3-shot sample against bare 10% gelatin at 10ft distance.

John

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Coal Dragger
March 29, 2009, 04:10 PM
Thanks, still not overly impressive. In fact the wound cavity from the .22 Magnum on your website looks better at least in the photos.

Brass Fetcher
April 8, 2009, 10:05 PM
All - do you like the terminal performance better with this cartridge or the SS-195?

-v-
April 8, 2009, 11:36 PM
Well, I'm of the school that says penetration is king, expansion is queen.

That said, I think the modified Barnes Tripple-Shock delivers much better performance then the SS195, especially since it appears to be able to consistently deliver 14"-15" of penetration, being close to the recommended 16-18" penetration of the FBI protocol.

C-grunt
April 9, 2009, 04:29 AM
Im with -v- on this one.

Shear_stress
April 9, 2009, 09:33 AM
Thanks again, JE223. Still, the 5.7x28 really doesn't seem to live up to the "super round" hype it has on the internet. According to your old site, the geriatric 7.62x25 Tokarev round is still a better penetrator out of a pistol than the 5.7 is out of a rifle.

http://www.brassfetcher.com/762x25mm.html

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