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Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

Good testing riley. Looks like those barnes perform well at most velocities. Can't wait to see the same tests with the CE bullets bigngreen is sending you. Don't make us wait too long.
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

I have all my relatives that live in the same town as me and get the newspaper saving me newspapers. I have 27" of magazines that I can use if I decide to. that should be enough but I am going to wait a week or two for more newspapers.
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Good job Riley! You can learn a lot by testing bullets. You WILL find though, that different combinations of media can greatly alter your results from bullet to bullet. Keep up the good work!.......Rich
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Good job Riley! You can learn a lot by testing bullets. You WILL find though, that different combinations of media can greatly alter your results from bullet to bullet. Keep up the good work!.......Rich
Thanks guys. Rich, what could I do to better represent a behind the shoulder shot on an elk?
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

I would talk to a butcher and see if you could get a shoulder blade (scapula) of a cow and put that behind 1 wet magazine.
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I would talk to a butcher and see if you could get a shoulder blade (scapula) of a cow and put that behind 1 wet magazine.
I would aim for the shoulder but I want to know that when I am off on my wind call (yes when) and the bullet goes behind the shoulder that it will expand. So I don't want to test a shoulder shot because I'm sure it will expand just as much or better as when it misses bone.

Why only 1 wet magazine?
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Thanks guys. Rich, what could I do to better represent a behind the shoulder shot on an elk?
I don't know if you live on a ranch or have any relatives or good friends that do, but if you don't mind performing autopsies, you might watch for opportunities there
I sometimes use carpet to simulate hide and bullets perform more true to form in VERY wet newspaper rather than on the dry side. Other than that, ballistic gel is a good option. Your wet newspaper, though, will give decent results for BEHIND the shoulder if no bones are involved in the real life situation.....Rich
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