38 Spl +P, Hollow Point, 1:40 alloy, BHN 8.0, Bare Gel, Round 2 (PC HP Test)

(This video was first posted to YouTube on April 12, 2017.)

A redo of the test a performed a couple days ago shooting the 38 Spl +P, Hollow Point, 1:40 alloy with a BHN of 8.0 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Ruger LCR. This series is a long experiment testing powder coated cast lead hollow point bullets made from various alloys and fired at various velocities.

Consolidated test results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Tb_gBX5ALiPbMYg_qdvBiUV-fNaLln0r18MIqJXTjrM/edit?usp=sharing

The Lee 358-158-RF mold was hollow pointed by Erik Ohlen at http://www.hollowpointmold.com/
Eastwood Mirror Red Powder: http://www.eastwood.com/hotcoat-powder-mirror-red.html


Find the entire playlist here: https://thereloadersnetwork.com/playlist/powder-coated-cast-lead-hollow-point-bullet-testing-lob/

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John Fazer
John Fazer

Are you making your own ballistic gel?


Love the bullet testing with the handguns keep them coming 🥓

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

Over 1/2″ diameter with <12" penetration sounds like a winner. I wonder if the reason the last round didn't expand was because all of the bullets were entering the same path, and perhaps the cavity wasn't offering as much resistance? Just a thought…