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Re: Bullet testing, round 2
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2021, 01:19:43 PM »
Here are the still pictures of the impacts.

145 ELDx


117gr HH


156gr HH You can see the bullet exiting the block at the left edge of the photo.


140gr TGK


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Re: Bullet testing, round 2
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2021, 04:20:29 PM »
What do you think about the performance of the Hammer bullets?

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Re: Bullet testing, round 2
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2021, 05:37:20 PM »
Some guys have all the fun! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Bullet testing, round 2
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2021, 10:28:38 PM »
More testing, but with 338 bullets this time. All bullets were fired from an 18" barreled 338/375 Ruger specialty pistol. You'll have to excuse the "champagne gel block" thing that I have going on with a few of the blocks. I was short on time and didn't have time to throw the gel blocks in the oven after dumping the gel in the mold. That lets air bubbles get trapped in the gel. The approximate impact velocities and retained bullet weight are written on the gel blocks, with the exception of the 285gr ELDm, I spaced and wrote the wrong velocity on that one and it should be 2570 fps, not the 2270 on the block.

The test line up from this trip out: 225 TTSX, 250gr SB II, 260gr Hammer Hunter, 270gr SB I, 285gr ELDm




225gr TTSX


This bullet exited the gel at roughly 35" of penetration. It appears in the video that the bullet had slowed down dramatically by the time it exited the gel, so I don't imagine it would have traveled much farther. I also assumed that it looked like every other TTSX bullet I've recovered, so it didn't seem necessary to shoot additional rounds to try and recover a bullet.

250gr SB II


This bullet surprised me with it's relatively shallow penetration of 24.5". The damage appears substantial though and the weight retention was very good. I didn't know going into this that the SuperBuldozers are intended to retain the majority of their weight and not necessarily shed petals. With that in mind, the bullet appears to have performed exactly how it should have.

260gr Hammer Hunter


The first bullet I fired exited the side of the second block at about 27". I fired a second bullet into the gel later on, which was recovered at 36.5". Performance was consistent with all the other Hammers I've shot

270gr SB I


The 270 SuperBuldozer I penetrated 27.5" before exiting the side of the block on the first shot and a second bullet was recovered at 37" of penetration. I was really impressed with the penetration of this bullet at the low impact velocity. I was surprised that the heavy bullet at lower velocity out penetrated the lighter 250gr SB by such a significant amount.

285gr ELDm



The recovered 285 ELDm weighed 160.4gr and penetrated 18.5". Lead core bullets give some of the most spectacular impacts in the gel! LOL Penetration wasn't very impressive, but I have to assume that this bullet would have really done a number on anything it hit. Expansion and weight retention were perfectly in line with all the other ELDm and ELDx bullets I've tested and I can see why guys like them.
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Re: Bullet testing, round 2
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2021, 08:47:19 AM »
Interesting results with the super bulldozers. 
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Re: Bullet testing, round 2
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2021, 11:03:06 PM »
Those temp wound cavities are pretty neat to see
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Re: Bullet testing, round 2
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2021, 02:50:21 AM »
I always like seeing the bullet .
What it did ,how it held up.
Kinda cool.👌
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