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Old December 5, 2021, 12:50 PM   #2
TX Nimrod
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I’ve used BlueDot and 800X with 40-50 grain bullets in the .223, not what you are looking for unfortunately. One issue you may have is bullet rpm. Your reduced loads will have about half the rpm of normal loads, meaning the forces on the bullet will be much less. This may impact how the bullet performs in the gel - bullet rpm reduces much more slowly than velocity does. Too, the reduced stability may cause bullet yaw and it may not impact the gel straight on.

The above is just theory, but something to consider. IME when a manufacturer says the bullet “expands” down to a certain velocity that usually means minimal expansion - maybe not even expanding past bullet diameter - so not usable expansion. It’s a good idea to test, although the best test would be at full hunting velocity and the test medium at the expected impact distance.




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