9mm Ballistics water 'test'.....(pics)

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    Thumbs up 9mm Ballistics water 'test'.....(pics)

    Ok, follow up for the .45 ammo thread.
    Luckily during the water jug gang attack on me today, I had my backup (wife's) 9mm with me.... I know....I drove that jug joke into the ground already.....

    Back to the topic at hand.
    I 'tested' three different 9mm rounds today. Maybe someone will be interested in the results.....

    All rounds fired from a 3" bbl Taurus PT 111 at 21' distance.......98 degrees outside....350' elevation......so forth and so on.

    Allright here goes....

    Left to right....

    127 gr. +P+ Winchester Ranger SXT (1250 fps)
    124 gr. +P Federal HST (1160 fps)
    124 gr. +P Speer Gold Dot (1220 fps)

    All velocities listed are the manufacturer's published velocities.





    I was rather impressed with all the 9mm choices...they penetrated roughly the same and all retained above 95% of thier weight. I guess this one's just up to which one you think is 'prettier'

    Any comments welcome....

    -Tim
    Last edited by Smitty908; June 11th, 2007 at 05:13 PM. Reason: To add theoretical velocities.

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    Very cool, thanks!

    My only question is, is there something that can be put in the pictures for reference? I don't own a 9mm and can't even compare the expansion to a 9mm round. It would be nice to see how far they expanded compared to something common. In the .45 thread it was compared to a quarter which helped drive home the amount of expansion.

    What would you say these compared to when they expanded?

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    Size comparison....

    Lima,

    Here ya go....



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    All effective expansion here for sure - but from my tests a ways back - the GD's always seemed to come out the most consistent.
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    The Ranger SXT reminds me of something from the past--- something evil and black.... I just can't remember what it was. Seems like maybe it was a bird or something.
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    Tim, that's fabulous, thanks a lot!!

    Wow, those are quite impressive!

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    Smile

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    Same bubble bursting problem, their all the same now.

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    Nice report! I like my GD's, but all look pretty good.

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    Excellent post. Thanks.

    Those HSTs look nice and jagged. I'm suprised to see the separation between the copper and lead on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    All effective expansion here for sure - but from my tests a ways back - the GD's always seemed to come out the most consistent.
    +1 though I haven't tested the HST's out yet.

    Smitty908: Thanks again for taking the time to share!
    testing ammo was a hobby for me up till last year. My Gold Dot tests results were just as you have shown in your pics(sorry I don't have pics. I didn't think to take any then). I even tested them from a custom Ruger SP101 in 9mm that had a 1.75" barrel and they still performed rather well(not as well as longer barrels obviously but pretty well). The 124gr +P Gold Dots from that short barrel still performed better than the 147gr HP's from many companies.
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    I'd be interested in seeing some Cor Bon 115gr +P DPX ammo in that lineup, but what you've got looks good. Thanks for the post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakdaddy View Post
    I'd be interested in seeing some Cor Bon 115gr +P DPX ammo in that lineup, but what you've got looks good. Thanks for the post!
    Add some of those Cheap Remington HPs to that list you get from Wal-Mart.
    They may be cheap, but they look like quality HP's.
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    Love to see some 100 gr. +P+ Corbon Pow'rballs. Wonder how the bead in the tip, lighter round, and higher velocities will compare to those others.
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    This link throws more light on the 9mm tests from one of the members whose LE.

    http://www.threatfocused.com/forums/...read.php?t=701

    Interesting results extrapolated from the raw data further in the thread.

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