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Old November 16, 2012, 01:52 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Webleymkv:
10% ballistic gelatin is supposed to approximate the average density of human tissues including bone into one homogenous test media. By inserting bone into the gelatin block, you throw off the average and create a test media denser than that of human tissue. This does, of course, bring up one of the primary problems with ballistic gelatin in that unlike it, humans are not homogenous. Ballistic gelatin is, however, still the best test media that can be ethically and morally used.
Good post. It seems that many folks tend to forget over time that ordnance gelatin is meant to serve as a homogenous test medium that permits an "apples to apples" comparison of any two (or more) bullets against one another. Tossing bone into the mix serves only to confound the process.
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