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Ballistic Gel?

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

  1. upssmann

    upssmann New Member

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    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??
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    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

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    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?
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    Just buy unflavored gelatin
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