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Unread 07-11-2008, 06:31 AM
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bullet testing.......

Any ideas for a material to test bullets for terminal performance?

I used wet phone books, but sierra said it's too hard.
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    Unread 07-11-2008, 07:56 AM
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    Google Ballistic Gelatin.

    There are recipes that use common household ingredients.
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    Unread 07-11-2008, 08:41 AM
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    I don't feel like dealing with that stuff.... the bullet test tube is a wax
    and that seems like less to deal with. But that's 70 bucks.

    I was reading about wet sand and saw dust.
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    Unread 07-11-2008, 09:09 AM
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    Jell-o. When your done, you can eat it.

    Okay, seriously, I was thinking about this last night myself. Plain gelatin, mixed thick should work fine. I think ballistics gelatin is great for seeing how a bullet performs, but I think it is too dense to represent how it performs on an animal.

    Although, my mind did wander to the idea of going to a local pig farm and buying 1 or 2 whole hogs, dead of course, but not gutted. And again, when your done, you can eat it.

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    Unread 07-11-2008, 09:16 AM
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    how about going out and shooting some deer? you'll get real terminal results!!
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    Unread 07-11-2008, 09:27 AM
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    seriously though, find a good bullet thats recommended by a friend or one that works for you already and then shoot it into some media of your choice, wet paper/wax/jelly/etc it doesn't really matter because all you can actually do is compare its performance against other bullets in the same media. I shot two deer once at the same range and in the same place with the same make of bullet from the same rifle within seconds of each other one was drt the other run maybe 50 metres ! what i'm trying to say is that when your shooting game there is too many variables to make any certain conclusions about bullet performance.
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    Unread 07-11-2008, 11:16 AM
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    I look at it this way.... if a bullet mushrooms, leaves a wound cavity
    of 6 or 7 inches long, 2 or 3 inches wide, continues on a foot or so
    through wet telephone books and is retreived than I suppose I'm in
    good shape. I know it'll do the same in a deer.
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