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Old January 6, 2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Silver Bear 5.45x39 60gr Bimetal FMJ Gel Test Results

Just finished up testing the Silver Bear 5.45x39 round from my Iron Clad Armory AK-74. The test was shot at 15 ft, 40 degrees, and 300 ft of elevation and the Clear Ballistics FBI spec gel block was used with 4 layers of denim.


-2782fps, 1030 ft/lbs energy
-Tumbling started 2'' in
-Penetrated 15.25''

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 of the test:

Silver Bear 5.45x39 Gel Test HD Video Link
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