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180gr Hornady Heavy Mag into water jugs

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tang419, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. Tang419

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    Fired from my .300 Win Mag at 45 yards. Basically vaporized the first 1 gallon jug, exploded the next two and made a hole into the 4th where the bullet stopped. The jacket and core seperated, but I'm guessing at 100yds, the bullet may have held together. Was just doing a fun experiment, and thought I would share the pic of the bullet. I'm going to try it again with my handloads and a Nosler Partition and see how it does.
     

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  2. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Try some barnes copper bullets. There's nothing to seperate. They ain't cheap.
     
  3. gvnwst

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    was this with SST ammo, or interbond?
     
  4. Tang419

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    Interbond
     
  5. MartinS

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    At that range, going that fast, let it separate. Four projectiles instead of one, deliciously devastating.
     
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    Funny, a solid point, hi vel 22lr round will penetrate just as much, with just a bit of expansion...
     
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    And, of course, transferred about 1/15 of the energy to the target....
     
  8. rangerruck

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    tis true... but i still love that penetration...
     
  9. Tang419

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    I wasnt trying to start a debate about penetration. Just wanted to see if the bullet would hold together.
     
  10. ants

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    Hey, Tang. In my long experience of shooting water jugs, the plastic of the jug is what separates the jacket. I say this because I've also shot ziplock baggies full of water and the jacket doesn't separate for the same depth of penetration.

    Make a comparison. Line up a bunch of ziplock baggies as one target, and a line of plastic milk jugs as another. Compare the bullets.

    [Note: Because the plastic of the baggie doesn't affect the bullet very much, the bullet will penetrate much farther. It takes twice as many baggies compared to milk jugs.]
     
  11. rangerruck

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    there is some good ammo comparison over on box o truth...
     
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