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    Recovered Bullets

    I had a huge stack of old phone books laying around, and rather than take 'em in for recycling, I decided I wanted to do some bullet comparisons. I had several different brands of premium bullets for various calibers and to my mind, it made better sense to shoot the phone books than recycle 'em and not shoot. So, I did the sensible thing.

    If all goes well, there'll be pictures of 7 bullets attached, and one word document which contains the statistics info. This was in a spreadsheet but I had trouble attaching an Excel document to the post.

    Please keep in mind that there was absolutely nothing scientific about this test, so I'm not interested in why phone books as a test medium aren't any good, or why the test caused one bullet to fare better or worse than another. The bottom line is, I had bullets, I had phone books, and I had a place to shoot .. (the phrase "Idle minds...." applies here), so I went shooting. I went into this with no expectations whatsoever, except to enjoy the day shooting. But, I'm a bullet digger, ........ so here are the results.


    The phone books were shot from a distance of about 5 yards. Firearms used were:

    38 spl: Fired from a 2" Taurus 651, 357 mag
    45ACPs: fired from a 4.25" S&W Sc1911
    .380 ACP: fired from 3" Bersa Thunder
    .357 Mag: Fired from a 2" Taurus 651, 357 mag
    .9mms: Fired from a 3.5" Sig P239

    Each picture has some information at the bottom, which looks like:
    380 Corbon; 90/90; xxxx pages
    The first group is the caliber and specific bullet type used; the 90/90 indicates the bullet's recovered weight compared to it's unfired weight, and the last group is the number of pages it penetrated.

    Have a safe, wonderful holiday,

    Tony
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    Nice post,

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    Good work and thx for your trouble ... any comparitive data is always of interest.

    We can sometimes get too hung up on being totally ''scientific''.
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    what, are u referring to my collecting bullets for my research project!

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    Great test.
    As far as the scientific stuff, I would rather know about your test.

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    I'll look around to see if I still have a CORBON DPX .40S&W I took out of a beaver this sumer. 98% weight retention and it hit more than a few bones. If so I'll try to add the pic for grins.

    BTW nice pics
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