Short Barrel Test on Winchester Ranger T 45 +P 230 Grain

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    Short Barrel test on Winchester Ranger T 45 +P 230 Grain

    Wrapped this test up yesterday. I've tested it twice from a 3.3" barrel with good results.

    Pocket Guns and Gear: Clear Gel Terminal testing Winchester Ranger 45 Auto +P 230 Grain T-Series


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    Great presentation. The Ranger T in .45 +P is what I'm currently running in my .45's.

    I would have expected a little more velocity from a +P round.
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    Looks like good stuff.

    I'm always impressed with the "pretty" symmetry of the bullets that expand in the various test media, but I'd really like to see them side-by-side with bullets recovered from "real world" use.
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    Me too, but I'm sure they are controlled evidence. It's also illegal to hunt with a 3.3" barrel in my home state so that avenue is also a dead end. I'm open to any suggestions on securing some real world examples.


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    Looks like good stuff.

    I'm always impressed with the "pretty" symmetry of the bullets that expand in the various test media, but I'd really like to see them side-by-side with bullets recovered from "real world" use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljutic View Post
    Me too, but I'm sure they are controlled evidence. It's also illegal to hunt with a 3.3" barrel in my home state so that avenue is also a dead end. I'm open to any suggestions on securing some real world examples.
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    yeah when your shooting into something that has bone and the rounds hit them they tend to deform and break apart... depending on what they hit.. I think testing into gel is good enough, ...

    no need to waste good meat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyodbraun View Post
    yeah when your shooting into something that has bone and the rounds hit them they tend to deform and break apart... depending on what they hit.. I think testing into gel is good enough, ...

    no need to waste good meat...
    I agree. Gel tests aren't necessarily representative of how a bullet will perform in a real SD shooting, but it does provide a good standard with which you can compare the performance of different rounds.

    Good video.

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    I like these rounds; they're loaded in my New Agent....accurate, controllable, and they do seem to perform just fine downrange.
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