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    pictures of bullets from water jug tests

    Here are the pictures from the water jug tests,

    GDHP 4 jugs
    Hornady CD 3 jugs
    Hydra-shoks 3 jugs
    Hornady XTP 3 jugs
    Remington -3jugs
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    rem jhp

    sorry i cant add the pictures from the remington 115 gr jhp and XTP 124 gr

    (finally i found a way to add them)!
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    The Hydra-shoks are the least impressive to me. The Hornady is pretty impressive, as is the Gold Dot, which I carry in my G30.
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    i am adding the other 2 bullets, i like the CD and Gold dots the best , I tested the Gold dots cuz i wasnt sure how they performed due to their low velocity. the XTP did pretty good i was surprised with the remington 115 gr JHp i got form walmart .
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    The expansion on those Hornady rounds is pretty impressive. The Rem 115gr looks good, too.
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    I take it these are 9mm??

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    Let's keep something in mind here, folks--water is pretty much the perfect medium in which a bullet will expand in; as a matter of fact, it promotes expansion.

    In short, don't expect results like that in tissue.

    I wil gladly admit to shooting more than a few water jugs myself; it's fun, you tend to get wet, and you get neat-o expanded bullets after you're done...but it really doesn't give you good information on how a bullet will perform if used in defense.

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    Now if we were all shooting at plastic covered water in a SD...I'm kidding. I think these type of tests do help. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    Let's keep something in mind here, folks--water is pretty much the perfect medium in which a bullet will expand in; as a matter of fact, it promotes expansion.

    In short, don't expect results like that in tissue.

    I wil gladly admit to shooting more than a few water jugs myself; it's fun, you tend to get wet, and you get neat-o expanded bullets after you're done...but it really doesn't give you good information on how a bullet will perform if used in defense.

    Well, it gives a "best case" result in regard to the maximum expansion any bullet design will have. Based on this we can determine which should in theory have the largest wound channel. Obviously there's more to it but it's a quick and fun way to get a look at various design differences.
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    Though these have only expanded in water, this definitely makes me feel a little better about carrying my Hornady TAP 155gr in my g27. The "hollow point" of the Hornady bullet is so small, it just looks as though it may not expand like it should, even though it obviously does Thanks for posting those pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsimon11 View Post
    Though these have only expanded in water, this definitely makes me feel a little better about carrying my Hornady TAP 155gr in my g27. The "hollow point" of the Hornady bullet is so small, it just looks as though it may not expand like it should, even though it obviously does Thanks for posting those pics!
    I believe it's profiled small at the tip of the projectile to aid in feeding. I've noticed some guns don't like Federal HST as well as other ammo because the nose is so rounded and wide.
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    oh sorry i forgot to post its 9mm bullets out of a Ruger SR9 with 4-1/8 inch barrel at 2 feet fromt he water jugs.
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    Nice pictures... might not represent what they'd do in flesh, but i think it's nice to see.

    Anyone here have a few dead pigs to test some JHP's on? I know they use them for most tests.

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    357Sig JHP is impossible to find up here, I load up 124gr XTP but have found that the XTP jams in my 229, talked to Horndy at SHOT they said they have seen the problem as well and one person there suggested that I buy a device to change the shoulder of the bullet to promote feeding, cost was to high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNinjaGo View Post
    Nice pictures... might not represent what they'd do in flesh, but i think it's nice to see.

    Anyone here have a few dead pigs to test some JHP's on? I know they use them for most tests.
    Actually, they use 10% ballistic gelatin for most tests, as it can be calibrated and is consistant.

    I have yet to see any ammo companies posting their "pig corpse test data".
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