Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

160gr Matrix

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #155  
Old 06-09-2013, 09:11 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dillon Mt
Posts: 163
Re: 160gr Matrix

Rich,
Measuring the jacket thickness as best I could it is roughly .010-.012" thicker at the tip than it is down where it ruptures.
I like the idea of those serrations, these bullets are much tougher than I was expecting them to be.
If I could get a wound channel like that bear at longer distance I would be quite happy.
Cliff
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 06-09-2013, 09:59 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,381
Re: 160gr Matrix

I think the serrations may just get it done, it really looks like if the nose will start to open then it will unleash utter carnage from there back! The hits and damage are abundantly clear even with the bullet not opening nose first, the second jug is ruptured from top to bottom and top blows of so it would ruin somethings will to live even as is I think.
I kind of wonder though if these will react like the 215 Berger did where the nose was blowing of in water but in game it's like they swallowed a grenade?
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 06-09-2013, 10:58 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Id.
Posts: 3,312
Re: 160gr Matrix

Hopefully we will see soon. I spoke with Marshal last week and he didn't have the jackets yet as customs take their sweet time. I think he will turn them around pretty quick when he gets them though. I don't don't have an SS yet to shoot any anyway!
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 06-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Id.
Posts: 3,312
Re: 160gr Matrix

Quote:
Originally Posted by CliffM View Post
Rich,
Measuring the jacket thickness as best I could it is roughly .010-.012" thicker at the tip than it is down where it ruptures.
I like the idea of those serrations, these bullets are much tougher than I was expecting them to be.
If I could get a wound channel like that bear at longer distance I would be quite happy.
Cliff
It is thicker at the tip than at the lead junction??......Rich
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 06-09-2013, 11:05 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,381
Re: 160gr Matrix

[QUOTE=elkaholic;816270I don't don't have an SS yet to shoot any anyway![/QUOTE]

Ouch!!!!
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 06-09-2013, 11:22 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 39
Re: 160gr Matrix

The jackets fold in on themselves increasing thickness in the tip/ogive it's an accordion effect that occurs in all jacketed bullets, that's where lube lines come from.
You guys may want to try annealing the tips, it appears to work very well, and would be a more cost effective way of getting the desired results.
The serrated jackets still haven't shown up but once they do I'll whip up a batch & send em back for your pleasures
Berger VLD annealing tutorial

Marshal
Reply With Quote
  #161  
Old 06-09-2013, 11:30 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,381
Re: 160gr Matrix

Quote:
Originally Posted by marshal View Post
The jackets fold in on themselves increasing thickness in the tip/ogive it's an accordion effect that occurs in all jacketed bullets, that's where lube lines come from.
You guys may want to try annealing the tips, it appears to work very well, and would be a more cost effective way of getting the desired results.
The serrated jackets still haven't shown up but once they do I'll whip up a batch & send em back for your pleasures
Berger VLD annealing tutorial

Marshal
I bet someone does not sleep tonight thinking about annealing bullets!!! Guess I better get some more jugs
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 13.32%
110 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.09%
199 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 14.53%
120 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 48.06%
397 Votes
Total Votes: 826
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC