Ballistic Gel?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by upssmann, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. upssmann

    upssmann New Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    How did Ballistic gel become to be the testing platform for testing bullets ? is it suppose to be the same as shooting trough an anmial as they could come up with??
  2. Original ballistics testing was done using pig muscle since it had the same density as human muscle. 10% calibrated ballistic gel was developed because it had the same resistance to penetration that pig muscle did.

  3. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    marion indiana
    Have any of you guys priced this stuff its pretty salty.It looks like you can buy the stuff to make your own but i dont know how it would compare to the already made.Has anyone tried making it?
  4. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Just buy unflavored gelatin
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