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Old 04-14-2013, 05:29 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

Woke up at 3:00 this morning thinking about an expansion test and decided I probably wasn't going to get much sleep until I had done something about it.
I like milk jugs for this but after searching all the hiding places there were not enough jugs of any kind to make that work.
Not to be deterred, I did a search here and came across Roy's with an unnamed media. Hmmmm
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A cardboard box 5 gallons of water an two bags of floor-dri and I was in business!

I layered saturated floor-dri in plastic bags with cardboard separators about every 4"
This was placed at 600yds and 3 shots were fired with an esimated impact velocity of 2200-2250fps.
The box was about 20" deep and the bullet jackets were recovered in the middle of the last bag.
The first pic is the last cardboard separator and the entrance holes.
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The saturated media

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separators at each depth

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and the jacket fragments found in the last bag at about 18"

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Cliff
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:32 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

PS, I'll sleep better now!!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:37 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

Nice! Seems like they will penetrate pretty well with plenty of expansion. Exciting!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:00 PM
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The only one that had not expanded in the first 4" was the one at the top and it looked like the media was dry there. The rest of the way through it's about a 2" hole.
I'm happy!
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:12 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

That looks a lot like the pieces of bullet that drain out the bottom of elk after running into a 270 cal 165 Matrix! Those are going to cruuuush an elk

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Old 04-14-2013, 06:16 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

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That look a lot like the pieces of bullet that drain out the bottom of elk after running into a 270 cal 165 Matrix! Those are going to cruuuush an elk

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I cant wait for antelope season!! These should be (will be) the ultimate 6.5 bullet!! Marshal if you are reading this THANK YOU!! I will give these a shot into some milk jugs when i go to break in the barrel of my 284 win, a case full of trail boss should give around 1500-1600 fps. Cliff, can you weigh the two pieces on the right to give us an idea on weight retention?
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:35 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

The larger pieces are from 26-30gr
Considering how rough a ride they took....not bad
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