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Does anyone have a source/link where comparative ballistic gel testing is available? I know there are thousands of different combinations of bullet/gun, etc. possible, but it sure would be nice if there were a database of results where one could look up and compare gelatin test results for different calibers/firearms/barrel length/bullet type and so on. Seems to me in this day and age of massive databases of practically everything, that someone ought to have compiled all that data into an easily searched db.

It sure would be helpful in discussions.
 

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it is over 5 years since you stated this but I am in the same boat. it would be nice if the manufacturers would provide some ballistic gel results for every bullet that they sell. by not doing so they are doing everyone a bit of a disservice IMO. they probably tested the stuff at some point or have engineers who could work this stuff up in no time flat.

they could really do some neat stuff. like a hunting round at 100 and at 300 yards into the gel. permanent cavity measurements would be nice too.
 

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Look around on YouTube little bit you’ll find what you’re looking for
 

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normally you are right. Hornady seems to have recently developed a 62 grain FMJ that I could only find one gel test on so far. they just added load data for it on their website so I do not think the load data is in the manual that will arrive in my mail tonight.

the one test is interesting. decent permanent cavity and 13" penetration. it looked like a grape peeled it back to the cannelure and most of it made it to 13". I am thinking about doing two red neck terminal ballistics tests on it when I do the ladder load in a few weeks. three taped together plastic milk gallon containers should tell me a little about the permanent cavity. I am hoping to be able to collect the main part of each round from the bottom of the third milk jug and weight it.

the test I am referring to is the one where the dude shoots Hornady Black 62gr and then puts a 30-06 round through the block from the other side shortly afterwards. you should check it out. it did not act like a normal FMJ. keep in mind this is a lead filled round, not a steel penetrator type. I can get them for 10 cents a round and am expecting them to be more accurate that the Hornady 55 grain FMJ. cheap and accurate is the intent for me. amazing terminal ballistics would be cool if that one gel test results are repeatable.
 

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I lined up 3 one gallon milk jugs filled with water and duck taped them together and popped them at 100 yards. 24.5 grains of H335 so I am figuring 3000 fps at muzzle and 2900 at impact. each jug is 6" of water. the second jug was tore up pretty bad. the jacket looked to be mostly intact and was almost a flat square of metal in jug 2. 3 pieces of lead did penetrate past 12" of water. there was one 5 grain piece of lead in the bottom of jug 3. the other two pieces went up and away.

yea, I blew the second set. grass was way tall. was not zeroed and shot high with both of them. I could only see the caps for them above the grass at 100 yards.

I got best results from 24.0 gr of H335 loaded to OAL of 2.24" oddly enough. going to narrow it down a bit more later.

62gr hornady terminal ballistics 1.jpg
62gr hornady terminal ballistics 2.jpg
 
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