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Hornady TAP FPD 12 Gauge 00 Buckshot VersaTite Wad Ballistics Gel Test

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by plouffedaddy, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy Well-Known Member


    Just finished up the testing of the #00 Hornady TAP buckshot round.
    Here are the conditions and results.

    Test Conditions

    -18.5'' Remington 870 barrel (no aftermarket chokes, as it comes from the factory)
    -Test rounds fired from 10 feet
    -FBI spec (their term) Clear Ballistics gel block
    -4 layers of denim


    -1429 fps average velocity
    -17-25'' of penetration

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

  2. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Thanks for sharing the test results.

    Has Hornady gotten any better with their crimps? I stopped buying it a few years back because their crimps were so sloppy I was concerned about the long term reliability of the shells.
  3. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    Good test, thanks for posting.

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