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Old 08-21-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: 215 Hybrid Short Range Terminal Performance

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Tumbleweed.....here is an afterthought. Try putting a milk jug in front of the 4x4 to simulate the soft tissue and then the bone and then add a couple of jugs behind the wood and see what happens? I have not tried this exact test, but I may try it if I get a chance in the near future........rich
Thanks Rich. I actually thought about this after doing the test. The meat before the bone. If I get a chance, I may take an old antifreeze jug that's around 4" thick in front of some wood more consistent with the thickness of elk bone (3" hardwood) with jugs behind it and see what we get.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:23 PM
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Thanks Rich. I actually thought about this after doing the test. The meat before the bone. If I get a chance, I may take an old antifreeze jug that's around 4" thick in front of some wood more consistent with the thickness of elk bone (3" hardwood) with jugs behind it and see what we get.
Post it and let us know. Bullet testing is fun and revealing!
Trebark...I know a guy that did test out a porker (huh Roy)
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:14 AM
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Post it and let us know. Bullet testing is fun and revealing!
Trebark...I know a guy that did test out a porker (huh Roy)
Roy's tests on the pig were just what I was thinking of. Didn't have the time then nor now to do a search to include a link to that thread. As I recall, it includes video!
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: 215 Hybrid Short Range Terminal Performance

Ok, here's the updated short range test with the 215 Hybrids. Distance is 100 yards, muzzle velocity is 3185 fps, impact velocity is 3053 fps and impact energy is 4449ft.lbs. In this test I placed a 4.5" jug of water in front of a 2.5" thick piece of dense hard wood. Behind the wood was 2 more jugs full of water.
Below is the set up. Bullet enters at left.
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Exit side of first jug.
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Exit side of wood block. Bullet cracked block entirely length wise. Exit hole was about 1.5" in a vertical pattern.
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This is the entrance side of jug behind block. Bullet was entirely stopped in this jug making it to the the very back side leaving a heavy mark in the plastic of the jug. Third jug was safe.
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Below is what I poured out from the second jug directly behind the block. I weighed all pieces and they came to 82.9 grains. The biggest piece of jacket still had a large portion of somewhat mushroomed lead with it and had good penetrating mass.
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In this test penetration was obvioustly not as good due to the jug on the front side which simulates hide and muscle before hitting bone. I think this is a realistic test and still would not be afraid to take a shoulder shot on elk at very close range if this is all that was available. I believe the penetration would have destroyed the on side lung. Total penetration to complete bullet stoppage was 11.5". First jug measured 4.5", block measured 2.5" and third jug also measured 4.5". This test would most simulate hitting dead center on shoulder bone or ball joint. I high shoulder shot through the plate would produce all together different results.
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Re: 215 Hybrid Short Range Terminal Performance

Cool test. Thank you for taking the time and posting the results.
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Re: 215 Hybrid Short Range Terminal Performance

Very impressive!!! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:11 PM
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Re: 215 Hybrid Short Range Terminal Performance

I wouldn't expect short range performance from the 215 hybrid to be different than their 210 VLD. I think they're using the same J4 jackets. Here's how the 210 VLD performed for me on a black bear at less than 10 yards.

Berger 210 VLD on Black Bear - Field Report
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