155 Lapua Scenar field test result

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Desert Fox, May 11, 2007.

  1. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Well-Known Member

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    From looking at the internal picture of the 155 308 bullet, with it's frontal cavity almost void of lead, I thought I might be able to use it on games. But field test makes me thinks otherwise. Just look at these pictures:

    Here's what it did on my steel target at 535 yards (impact energy roughly around 1433 ft/lbs). At this distance the 168 Nosler Comp just smear the paint with lead.

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    And here's the result on a half gallon jug full of water at 591 yards (impact energy around 1323 ft/lbs)

    Entry hole:
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    Exit hole. As you can see, the bullet just penciled thru'.

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  2. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the results I have seen from our experiments as well. Very bad game bullets but they make great holes in your buddy's gongs!
     

  3. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Well-Known Member

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    GG, I did read your post regarding the result of your experiments on the Scenars. I was hoping that the 155 grain, 308 bullet might be different. Well, I guess not. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif