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Old March 26, 2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hornady TAP FPD 12 Gauge 00 Buckshot VersaTite Wad Ballistics Gel Test





Just finished up the testing of the #00 Hornady TAP buckshot round.
Here are the conditions and results.

Test Conditions

-18.5'' Remington 870 barrel (no aftermarket chokes, as it comes from the factory)
-Test rounds fired from 10 feet
-FBI spec (their term) Clear Ballistics gel block
-4 layers of denim

Results:

-1429 fps average velocity
-17-25'' of penetration

Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, and a discussion of the results:

Hornady TAP 00 Test HD Video Link
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Old March 28, 2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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A good and informitive test as always. Thank you.
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Old March 28, 2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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Before I even open the vid I will start with this...

I noted the "1600 fps" claim on the box... Is your much lower average considered an acceptable deviation?

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Old March 28, 2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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I noted the "1600 fps" claim on the box... Is your much lower average considered an acceptable deviation?
Personally, I would call that unacceptable.
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Old March 28, 2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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Very nice video, and good information. The differents in fps is minor. The ammo makers use different equipment to measure their product...
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Old March 29, 2013, 08:08 PM   #6
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Before I even open the vid I will start with this...

I noted the "1600 fps" claim on the box... Is your much lower average considered an acceptable deviation?

Brent
My guess is they tested it in a 24 or 28'' barrel. Shotgun and 556/223 ammo are the worst when it comes to this in my experience. 5.56 is always tested in a 22 or 24'' barrel when 90% of the 5.56 guns in America are 16''...
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Old March 29, 2013, 11:21 PM   #7
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The standard industry 12 gauge test barrels are 30" long.
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