Very dumb question about testing ammo
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January 12th, 2008 10:16 PM
Thank for the help everyone. I suspected it was something like that but sure looked strange to me.
January 13th, 2008 01:27 AM
We tried the same tests, but used gallon water jugs instead of ballistics gel. 127gr+P+ sxt out of a G26 did not expand at all thru wallboard, double thick with 3 inches of airspace, or plywood with the same parameters. Our test were not exactly scientific but pretty damn close for a couple of rednecks. Also the T-series .45 230 gr. standard pressure out of a G30 lookrd great in water jugs, but an old jeans pants leg wrapped around the first water jug stopped all expansion and it continued thu 7 jugs when we finally caught it. Either the Glock barrels are too short to allow proper expansion or Winchester is full of crap!
January 13th, 2008 10:33 PM
What I meant to say is obxned is 100% right. Shooting thru anything before the test medium basically turns the bullet into an fmj. Where the hell does Winchester get their pretty pictures of expansion through wallboard and such?
January 20th, 2008 09:33 AM
If it was a private test, I suspect if you fire enough rounds, you are bound to get a good one.
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January 20th, 2008 09:51 AM
If i were a guessing man I'd say that it is because the bullet gets deformed when it hits a solid barrier and doesn't expend as well as it would if hit the gelatin first. I have also read reports that sometimes denim will clog the hollow point and make the bullet act like ball.
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