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Ballistic gelatin test results - .17HMR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Brass Fetcher, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. Brass Fetcher

    Brass Fetcher Member

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    Federal Cartridge 17 grain, 17 HMR V-MAX

    Calibration BB impacted at 592 ± 0.500 feet/second
    Calibration BB penetrated 8.9 ± 0.05cm

    Bullet impacted at 2474 ± 0.500 feet/second, penetrated to 5.4 ± 0.031", and fragmented throughout the entire wound track, with maximum permanent cavity measured at 2.6 ± 0.031" magnitude and 2.5 ± 0.031" depth.

    These results and many others are posted at :

    www.brassfetcher.com

    Thank you.

    JE223
     

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  2. ghost squire

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    Very nice testing, I'm suprised it even penetrated that far.

    Adequate for varmints, but based on these results would anyone really want to hunt a coyote with this?
     
  3. Jaywalker

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    JE223,

    Is it possible to get a bit more contrast on those photos? I can't see much.

    Jaywalker
     
  4. JShirley

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    Thanks.

    Your 1st 2 .223 links are off, btw- one shows this picture.

    John
     
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    Your site doenst work in firefox at all. Is your site checking browser and then not returning anything if it doesnt equal IE 4.0 or something?
     
  6. Brass Fetcher

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    Thanks for the heads up on the site. Really, I am not at all surprised by this - I went with catalog.com for the hosting and they have been unresponsive to any questions I have asked them regarding their own website creation program. I will try to get it fixed asap.

    The contrast is actually difficult to achieve without the usage of dyes - I could really go in depth on the gelatin testing in this way and others, but I have other obligations.

    Thank you.

    JE223
     
  7. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    You can get decent contrast by back-lighting the block.
     
  8. innerpiece

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    thanks for posting yer results.
    diddnt think id ever get to see.17 in gelatin.
     
  9. grimjaw

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    After owning a rifle in that caliber I decided it wasn't for me, but I have to admit it's an extremely effective rodent/pest cartridge within its range.

    jm
     
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