High Speed Video : .357 Magnum Speer 125gr Gold Dot vs. gelatin


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Brass Fetcher
March 31, 2011, 02:50 PM
I wouldn't want to get hit by this one:

http://www.brassfetcher.com/High Speed Video/357 Magnum Speer 125gr Gold Dot 4-inch revolver.wmv

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19-3Ben
March 31, 2011, 08:19 PM
ummm...... ouch?

_N4Z_
March 31, 2011, 09:23 PM
Oh man! Details!??

How much gel did that go through, and @ what velocity?

Inquiring minds. :scrutiny:

Brass Fetcher
March 31, 2011, 09:49 PM
:) ... the report will be out next week, posted on THR.

psyshack
March 31, 2011, 10:41 PM
Wonder how the 125gn XTP would fare with a hot H-110 or 2400 load?

ArchAngelCD
March 31, 2011, 11:08 PM
That is an amazing amount of disruption caused by that bullet. Thank you again for your continued reports on different ammo performance. I for one really appreciate it.

19-3Ben
April 1, 2011, 07:43 AM
As do I. I've been reading your site for years and now watching the vids. You do great work. Thank you.

Bula
April 1, 2011, 01:53 PM
gadzooks! man is that cool!

gamestalker
April 2, 2011, 01:15 AM
Well, I don't know how to post a picture, but I'll see if I can get my Son to help me. But I did some testing of my own, nothing as well controlled as this. I hand loaded 125 gr. XTP's, and 158 grain Gold Dot's with maximum listed charges of H110. I shot these through a cardboard box lined with a plastic trash bag and filled with water, and then packed tightly rolled up denim soaked in the water for 15 minutes. The box was 18" in length and both bullet types still went through and through with nearly perfect expansion. They all looked exactly like the pictures we see that describe how XTP's and Gold Dot's are supposed to expand. Kind of cool, and I will try to get those pictures posted, along with some other stuff I've been doing over the years.

CoastieShep
April 2, 2011, 08:33 AM
Am I the only one that wants to see a hot loaded .38 wadcutter do that test? Might slow down the war on the wadcutters as SD loads thread. :D

rdrancher
April 2, 2011, 10:02 AM
^^^^^Me too.

For now, JE223's test here will suffice. http://www.brassfetcher.com/Buffalo%20Bore%20Ammunition%20150gr%20standard%20pressure%20Hard%20Cast%20Wad%20Cutter.html

Tony_the_tiger
August 9, 2011, 08:11 PM
Hey, wheres that report ;) Can't seem to find it.

Jesse 8
August 10, 2011, 07:40 PM
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I carry a ruger sp101 in .357magnum :D

CTGunner
August 10, 2011, 08:22 PM
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I carry a ruger sp101 in .357magnum

Yeah this makes me want a .357 for carry.

Shienhausser
August 10, 2011, 08:23 PM
Has anyone ever tested the 158gr. .357 Gold dots?

Tony_the_tiger
August 10, 2011, 08:45 PM
If by testing you mean shooting through denim or gelatin, then I have not.

But, if by testing you mean shooting a few hundred out of a Gp100, then yes, I have. I like them, and would load them for carry but it's sighted in for the 125 grainers.

They are stout, and their impact should be similar to the video posted here. The difference in weight presents itself in the "petals" of the hollowpoint, as far as I can tell.

The follow data is published by speer:

The 125 grain (I presume the one shot in the video)

Velocity: 1450
Energy: 584

The 158 grain

Velocity:1235
Energy: 535

Source: http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/ammo.aspx

788Ham
August 11, 2011, 12:58 AM
Jesse 8,

I just purchased an 3" SP 101 .357 a week ago! I haven't had the chance to do a lot of shooting yet, but will carry this as a CCW piece. :evil:

tipoc
August 11, 2011, 01:56 AM
Drop here and poke around.

http://www.brassfetcher.com/index_files/Page1950.htm

tipoc

Jesse 8
August 11, 2011, 08:28 PM
788ham,

I've only had mine for about three weeks now, but I'm glad I did the research, it's a great carry piece. Mine is the three in. version too. And speer gold dot 125's are loaded in it. Before, and ESPECIALLY after this vid.

Brass Fetcher
August 11, 2011, 11:41 PM
I'm glad the video worked out for you.

We have another high speed shoot coming up in the next 3 weeks. If we have any additional slots available, we're likely going to focus on 357 Magnum or 7.62x39mm rifle.

Gryffydd
August 11, 2011, 11:55 PM
I shot some of these over my chrono recently and got about 1250-1275 fps average from my 5" GP100, compared to a 1575fps average for my 125gr handloads. This makes me wonder what the extra 300fps gain is really doing for me.

Jesse 8
August 12, 2011, 12:00 PM
Hey je223. If you have time and or are willing, speer has a new bullet out made with snubbies in mind, a 135 grainer. Perhapse you could test one of those out of a 3 or 2 in barrel. Food for thought.

Bozack
August 13, 2011, 02:48 AM
When I watch that video my whole insides feel like they are being impacted by the bullet. Would deffinately not want to be hit by that. Or any other bullet for that matter.

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