Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
I was thinking of using large elongated cardboard boxes lined with garbage bags and filled with water. Only problem is, you're not likely get more than one bullet per box of water, and a lot of water required.
When we did testing with water we used a 55 gal plastic barrel. We were doing pistol and rifle bullets. We achieved very poor performance with some bullets and contacted the manufacturer and was told that the plastic was a problem. I forget what was recommended but we have quit doing testing except on dead animals or live ones if I ever get lucky.
However the plate on that boar's shoulder was something I've never seen before. It was very thick and tough but was living tissue and nothing like the plastic barrel.
I'm wondering if scrap chap leather from the local saddle/chap shop would be a good front end.
Also if it were possible to rig a sealant, as the boar had (fat) which immediately sealed both entrance and exits except where there was a massive exit.
I've also been contemplating use auto oil
Hell, I have everything else, I may as well have one of them there super fund sites.;)
Just had a major bolt of inspirationlight bulb I have some oil absorbent out of Canada. Its pretty cool stuff. Soaks up petroleum products and bio degrades it. After cleaning a spill I put the stuff in the compost pile and in a couple of years it goes on the garden.
I bet if I soaked the heck out of it with oil it would provide a pretty fair penetration test medium.
A hell of an idea. I'll do a small sample test in tomorrow. My huntin' vehicle needs an oil change anyway.
MontanaRifleman, thanks for the inspiration. You're a heck of a man. If this works it'll be more than reasonable for cost and reusable time and time again and eco friendly. Only problem will be retrieving the bullet.
Hmmmm, we'll see.