44 Spl (Skeeter load), Penta Hollow Point, BHN 8.0, Bare Gel (PC HP Test)

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

Shooting the 44 Special cast with the penta hollow point, 1:40 alloy with a BHN of 8.0 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my S&W 29 with a 6.5″ barrel. 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 44 Keith SWC mold is the “MP 432-256 PB HP 4 cav” mold from https://www.mp-molds.com/
Eastwood Mirror Red Powder: http://www.eastwood.com/hotcoat-powder-mirror-red.html

 


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Mike Treen
Mike Treen

Sorry for commenting twice, but this is probably hands down my favorite of your test videos. Just seeing the impact of those bullets on the gel blocks is so impressive. Old Skeeter knew what he was talking about when he came up with the load. And those guys didn’t have gel and high speed cameras. I grew up reading his articles and he said quite often that he never felt under gunned carrying it against 2 legged or 4 legged critters.

Edward
Edward

I wonder how they would work out of a marlin sbl with 16.5 barrel if they where harder?

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

Pretty devastating for a special! I would suspect that with a 8.0 BHN, and the design of the bullet, you’re reaching close to the maximum charge. When you go full-house magnum, you might want to consider a harder alloy. Listen to me telling someone about BHN… those Porch Dogs have me all brainwashed now! LOL 🤪

BigE
BigE

Freaking sweet bullet and performance to boot!
How hard can you get them when run in 44 Mag full house territory?

Mike Treen
Mike Treen

I don’t see many situations where that load wouldn’t get you out of.

aaron
aaron

Impressive! Thanks! I am to cheep to buy gel so I use cardboard. We have lots of it here on farm. Seems like everything is shipped or delivered ina cardboard box. I make targets out of them to. Thanks again for another great video.

M1A2
M1A2

Love me some bacon I’m going to try shooting some 130 grain cast bullets sized to .309 with gas checks out of a 308win

Walter Bunning
Walter Bunning

That is a very impressive result, LOB. Penetration, expansion, standard deviation… all there. If accuracy is as stong a player as the other factors, then I can’t imagine a better load for that cartridge.

CharlieBrassStuffer
CharlieBrassStuffer

Betcha those mushrooms were the size of a quarter before those petals started folding back in.