|December 8, 2012, 08:54 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 13, 2011
40 S&W 165gr Federal Tactical Bonded Ballistics Gel Test
Just finished up the testing of the 165gr 40 S&W Federal Tactical Bonded (LE40T3) round. Here are the conditions and results.
-300 feet above sea level
-Test rounds fired from 10 feet
-FBI spec Clear Ballistics gel block (more on this below)
-4 layers of denim
-1066 fps, 416 ft/lbs energy
-13.5'' of penetration
-Recovered weight: 161gr
-Average expansion: .66''
The manufacture of the gel block, Clear Ballistics, claims their gel meets FBI specs for testing. I calibrate my gel per their specs prior to testing and use 4 layers of denim per IWBA protocol.
However, by no means am I saying this test is a substitute for the great work industry professionals like Dr. Roberts and others do. I'm just a shooter that likes to learn about the products I use.
Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, and a discussion of the results:
Federal Tactical Bonded HD Video Test Link
Mrgunsngear Youtube Channel
|December 11, 2012, 08:56 AM||#2|
Join Date: August 18, 2011
Thanks, always interested in seeing results.
I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.
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