165gr 40 S&W Federal Tactical Bonded JHP Gel Test


PDA






plouffedaddy
December 8, 2012, 10:14 PM
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Picture6.png

Just finished up the testing of the 165gr 40 S&W Federal Tactical Bonded (LE40T3) round. Here are the conditions and results.

Test conditions:
-Glock 23
-300 feet above sea level
-Test rounds fired from 10 feet
-FBI spec Clear Ballistics gel block (more on this below)
-4 layers of denim

Results:
-1066 fps, 416 ft/lbs energy
-13.5'' of penetration
-Recovered weight: 161gr
-Average expansion: .66''


The manufacture of the gel block, Clear Ballistics, claims their gel meets FBI specs for testing. I calibrate my gel per their specs prior to testing and use 4 layers of denim per IWBA protocol.

However, by no means am I saying this test is a substitute for the great work industry professionals like Dr. Roberts and others do. I'm just a shooter that likes to learn about the products I use.


Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, and a discussion of the results:

Federal Tactical Bonded HD Video Test Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZG-9iJW0ik&feature=plcp)

If you enjoyed reading about "165gr 40 S&W Federal Tactical Bonded JHP Gel Test" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
wnycollector
December 9, 2012, 07:58 PM
Nice write-up and test. Thanks for posting the results.

GLI45
December 10, 2012, 09:16 PM
Just an FYI guys, but if interested in ammo tests you can check out TNOUTDOORS9 channel on YouTube. He does a lot of well documented tests on many calibers and brands.


https://www.youtube.com/user/tnoutdoors9/videos?flow=grid&view=1

777TRUTH
December 11, 2012, 04:45 AM
Nice write up and test, thanks.

I've watched a lot of TNOUTDOORS9 stuff as well. Good stuff!

plouffedaddy
December 12, 2012, 09:59 AM
Thanks ya'll. TNoutdoors9 is great; I'm just a guy with a camera, a few guns, and in need of an excuse to get away from the house every now and then :D

If you enjoyed reading about "165gr 40 S&W Federal Tactical Bonded JHP Gel Test" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!