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Old July 27, 2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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Clear Ballistics Gel Testing Old West Cartridges

Howdy folks!

Savvy Jack here from Hahira, Ga. Been shooting old west cartridges for many years now and thought I would plunge into some ballistics testing with them. I started out with the 44-40 as a defense cartridge, then as originally loaded in 1873 as far as velocity and alloys used. I am no video maker/actor etc. I just want to get out accurate information on the ballistics. I have tried a few formats so I hope you choose to watch, enjoy and leave some feedback.
Thanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHDymfETtpA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LTpR7nksQc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h3IwOMHnyQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRzVWaxc9vU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpQa0oQ0zxo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0cfvsruBuQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRPrCl02R7E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hqwUnb1a1o
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Old July 28, 2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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"then as originally loaded in 1873 as far as velocity and alloys used."

Alloys in 1873 would have been what, either straight lead, or lead with a very small amount of tin added.

I don't think antimony started entering the bullet equation until smokeless powders showed up.
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Old July 28, 2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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you are correct....if I recall correctly w44wfc told me about 1905. Eventually I will get it right....bit off too much too soon.
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Old July 29, 2014, 03:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for putting the effort and time into making these videos. I really enjoyed them.
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Old July 29, 2014, 06:00 AM   #5
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Neat videos. Pity that decent high speed digital cameras are still so stupidly expensive.
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Old August 3, 2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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45 COLT and 45 ACP test results video is ready

http://youtu.be/Z8Ne6wtSsMA
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Old August 5, 2014, 06:33 PM   #7
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44 Magnum test
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Old August 5, 2014, 06:34 PM   #8
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45 Colt Handload Gel Test
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Old August 21, 2014, 05:39 AM   #9
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44 Winchester High Velocity Gel test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER5e2gdtb0c
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Old August 21, 2014, 07:09 PM   #10
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Expanding beyond old west cartridges :-)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-Q35paUMw
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