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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by plouffedaddy, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. plouffedaddy

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    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
     
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    Nice write-up and test. Thanks for posting the results.
     
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    Nice write up and test, thanks.

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