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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
So 5 lbs x 200 = 1000 lbs

1000 / 7 (a gallon holds 7 pounds of water) = 142 gallons. That should be PLENTY to stop the bullet. I can't decide If its worth the $39.95 though. You said it was the consistency of jelly? I might give it a try. How well does this represent flesh? How well does it stop bullets?

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So 5 lbs x 200 = 1000 lbs

1000 / 7 (a gallon holds 7 pounds of water) = 142 gallons. That should be PLENTY to stop the bullet. I can't decide If its worth the $39.95 though. You said it was the consistency of jelly? I might give it a try. How well does this represent flesh? How well does it stop bullets?

Thanks
I think it is a good medium to represent flesh. I would try to use a container similar to a small culvert, maybe 1' in diameter, which measures around 6' long. You will need some kind of replaceable "window" to shoot through and a trap door top to retrieve the bullets. The good thing is, the media will last forever........Rich
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I think it is a good medium to represent flesh. I would try to use a container similar to a small culvert, maybe 1' in diameter, which measures around 6' long. You will need some kind of replaceable "window" to shoot through and a trap door top to retrieve the bullets. The good thing is, the media will last forever........Rich
That was another question I was going to ask you. Would a piece of rubber work to shoot through and maybe reseal itself. If my math is correct I would need 1.26 pounds of it to fill a container 6' long and 1' wide. The price on amazon for 1 pound is $14.95 so that's not bad. I may have to give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion!
The only problem I can think of is when the container is full it weigh upwards of 250 pounds!
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That was another question I was going to ask you. Would a piece of rubber work to shoot through and maybe reseal itself. If my math is correct I would need 1.26 pounds of it to fill a container 6' long and 1' wide. The price on amazon for 1 pound is $14.95 so that's not bad. I may have to give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion!
The only problem I can think of is when the container is full it weigh upwards of 250 pounds!
Well, don't lift it!
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

Well I can't leave it at the range and It would be a P.I.T.A to take it all out and put it in smaller containers then have to fill it up again every time I want test bullets. Which is a lot!
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Well I can't leave it at the range and It would be a P.I.T.A to take it all out and put it in smaller containers then have to fill it up again every time I want test bullets. Which is a lot!
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

I Know.
I will stick to my newspapers/phonebooks/magazines for now. I think i have enough at the moment to do the test with the CE and Barnes at 1300, 1400, and 1500 fps.
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