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Old April 14, 2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Golden Tiger 5.45x39 59gr FMJ Ballistic Gel Test





Finished up the testing of the Golden Tiger 5.45x39 59gr FMJ round. Here are the conditions and results.

Test conditions:
-SGL 31-61
-Test rounds fired from 15 feet
-"FBI spec" (Their term, not mine...) Clear Ballistics gel block

Results:
-2909 FPS, 1108 FT/LBS energy
-18'' of penetration

Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, where the bullet started to tumble, and a discussion of the results:

Golden Tiger Gel Test HD Video Link
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Old April 15, 2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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Thanks,

How much did you pay for the ammo and where did you get it?

I use Silver Bear (best so far), Wolf, and Romanian (corrosive and comes in a can).

Been a couple of years since I had to purchase any, but the Romanian was delivered at approx 13-14 cent a round, Wolf a tad more and Silver Bear around 18-20 cent a round.
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Old April 15, 2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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5.45 went nuts as of late much to my anger. Cans are 240 here and WPA 5.45 is ten bucks per 30...



can't wait til stuff calms down.
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Old April 16, 2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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How much did you pay for the ammo and where did you get it?
It was a couple years ago; I think SGA but I have no idea what it was.

I haven't seen any in a while though
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Old April 16, 2013, 11:39 PM   #5
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I use Silver Bear and Golden Tiger in my Yugo 59/66 SKS. I experience jams and failures to fire with every other brand, including Wolf. I have no idea why.
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