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Old 07-11-2008, 11:43 AM
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Any ideas for a material to test bullets for terminal performance?

I used wet phone books, but sierra said it's too hard.
Hello,

Cooled wet oatmeal. Then reheated to 100 to represent body temps.

James
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:28 PM
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I'll try it..light bulb light varmint.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:36 PM
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Hello,

Cooled wet oatmeal. Then reheated to 100 to represent body temps.

James

Temperature doesn't have anything to do with it- bullets can't tell the difference between 60 and 100 degrees.


Newspaper, sand, oatmeal, etc, is not going to show anything about soft tissue disruption.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:10 AM
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Temperature doesn't have anything to do with it- bullets can't tell the difference between 60 and 100 degrees.


Newspaper, sand, oatmeal, etc, is not going to show anything about soft tissue disruption.
So, a ductility test at 60 degrees is the same at 100.... I don't think so. Ductility of metal changes with temperature. I have done enough heat ups and cooldowns of reactors, reactor pressure vessels, and just regular pressurizers and their associated components to over my 30 year nuclear career know and understand that even .1 degree changes the equation with respect to ductility and brittle fracture.

However, my reference to temps of the oatmeal was joke that you obviously did not get.

The scholarly response would have been what is the impact temperature of said bullet at say 3000 FPS?

James
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:15 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.
Then the next best (or better than gelatin) are PIGS.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:55 AM
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I guess I'll go out and buy a coulple of roasts!!;)

I went and bought a bunch of toilet bowl wax,... the bullet test tube is a wax test.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:14 PM
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SNIP

30 year nuclear career know and understand that even .1 degree changes the equation with respect to ductility and brittle fracture.

SNIP
OK, I'll bite!

What is the ideal temperature to shoot a Whitetail deer, exactly 1/3 up the body and 1/2 inch behind the front leg in an 87 degree forward facing angle

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