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Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

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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
Well I live a couple miles out of town and don't have cattle but there about 75 cows in a pasture next to our yard that would give me shots from 100-950 yards. but I don't know how happy the owners would be about me shooting a couple to test bullet expansion.
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    Well I live a couple miles out of town and don't have cattle but there about 75 cows in a pasture next to our yard that would give me shots from 100-950 yards. but I don't know how happy the owners would be about me shooting a couple to test bullet expansion.
    My guess is a little less popular than Obama at a gun show....rich
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    Barnesuser28 we used to use jello mixed with half the water with little 1"x1" spaced in when testing our pistol bullets. Held together real well and gave good results. Similar to a broadside shot on a deer with a 44 mag. I just made it in a 5 gal rubber maid container.
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    Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

    I think I would need a ton of that to stop a 280 grain bullet moving 1300 fps!
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    Ya you would need a bit for sure. It took 2 of them (25" average) to stop a 44 mag with a 210gr Gold Dot at 1575 fps.
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    I think I would need a ton of that to stop a 280 grain bullet moving 1300 fps!
    There is also a product that I've used, can't remember the brand name, but it super absorbs water and turns to a jelly like substance. If you have a way to contain it, it works quite well. I will try to look up the info on it tomorrow if I get a chance......Rich
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    There is also a product that I've used, can't remember the brand name, but it super absorbs water and turns to a jelly like substance. If you have a way to contain it, it works quite well. I will try to look up the info on it tomorrow if I get a chance......Rich
    The product is called "Terra Sorb" it is a hydrogel that absorbs 200 times it's weight in water. I think I paid $30+ for a 5 lb. can.......Rich
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