That is a bit lower impact velocity than I have tried.
I shot some annealed ones that had 18" of penetration as compared to 24" without at 1900fps with the bullet shedding a bit of the jacket , the rear half weighing 80gr.
Hi Cliff......I was actually a little surprised ! My plan was to start low and work my way up to see when they expanded. As it turned out, the first shot expanded at 1811' so I went down. Again, this was only 2 rounds but I did the same test with the same barrel with the ABLR's, 215 hybrids, and SXR's just a few days ago so I feel fairly confident that it wasn't an accident. It does make sense that they "should" expand a little easier than a .308" berger as they are the same jacket which has been drawn.....Rich
We tipped some bullets and saw very little difference at a 1000 yards in water with them, the biggest difference came from annealing.
BNG, how are you annealing your VLD's? Pan of water & torch or have you found a quicker route?
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I fired one round (annealed) today at the same load and media as yesterdays 1672' load. It clocked at 1704' today but look at the drastic difference in expansion! It penetrated both sides of the plastic water barrel, 16" H20 in between, four layers of berber carpet. and a fairly heavy door mat (don't tell my wife).......Rich