Federal Hydra-Shok 380 Auto Clear Gel Test

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    Federal Hydra-Shok 380 Auto Clear Gel test

    I really like this load. It never fails to impress and performance is about as good as it gets with a standard 380 load and short barrel.

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    Pocket Guns and Gear: Federal Premium 380 AUTO 90 Grain Hydra-Shok Clear Gel test


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljutic View Post
    I really like this load. It never fails to impress and performance is about as good as it gets with a standard 380 load and short barrel.

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    Pocket Guns and Gear: Federal Premium 380 AUTO 90 Grain Hydra-Shok Clear Gel test



    How interesting. I've seen the "rebound" phenomena at the end of the permanent channel in calibrated ordnance gelatin tests before- looks like another commonality that this clear gel seems to have with ordnance gelatin.

    Just for grins, I ran your test data -recovered average diameter and weight, recorded impact velocity- using the Schwartz bullet penetration model and got a predicted penetration depth of exactly 11.25 inches which is exactly how far your test round made it before it rebounded. Looks like the clear gel data fits models that correlate strongly to ordnance gelatin- very impressive!

    Thanks for the great test.
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    Thanks for running the numbers. That's a confidence booster for me that my investment in the gel was a good one. I'll also pass that along to the folks that make the gel.
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    Thanks for the info. I have long used Federal Hydra-Shok in all of my SD handguns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljutic View Post
    Thanks for running the numbers. That's a confidence booster for me that my investment in the gel was a good one. I'll also pass that along to the folks that make the gel.
    Sure, no problem.

    I'd love to hear their response.

    Looks like Federal has tweaked the HS design for better relaibility- it seems to have expanded very evenly.
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