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Old February 11, 2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Winchester Ranger 230gr JHP Gel Test Results





Finished up the testing of the Winchester Ranger 230gr 45 ACP (#RA45T) round. Here are the conditions and results.

Test conditions:
-Springfield Armory TRP with 5'' barre
-Test rounds fired from 10 feet
-"FBI spec" Clear Ballistics gel block
-4 layers of denim

Results:
-878 fps, 394 ft/lbs energy
-14'' of penetration


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

230gr Ranger T Gel Test HD Video
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Old February 11, 2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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Good performance. The Winchester LEO rep has been doing demonstrations for local PDs in my area and they are really pushing the .45 acp +P. I don't see the need for +P but I wonder how your test would do with a shorter barrel. Most departments in the area are carrying the shorter M&P 45 or G21. Thanks again for sharing the info.
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Old February 11, 2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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Good info. Thanks for sharing! Good to know my carry rounds perform well.
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Old February 12, 2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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I have the +p loads an will likely test them one of these days as well.
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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Noreaster,

I got 876 fps avg from a 3.5" Kahr CW45 using the subject Ranger RA45T ammo. Six shots, 5 paces from the muzzle and the temp was 65 deg F.

FWIW,

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Old February 19, 2013, 07:07 AM   #6
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Paul105 that is a really good result from such a short barrel. Good enough for expansion and penetration.
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Old February 19, 2013, 08:05 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info.
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