44 Magnum (1130 fps), Large Hollow Point, BHN 8.7, Bare Gel (PC HP Test)

(This video was first posted to YouTube on August 25, 2017.)

Shooting the 44 Magnum cast with the large round hollow point, 1:25 alloy with a BHN of 8.7 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

I’d have no fear walking around the woods with those in the cylinder!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

These didn’t look like they were close to fragmentation, but I doubt you’ll get much more expansion. You might get up to 1150-1175 fps, but at 8.7 BHN, I don’t guess (it’s all guesswork) these will stay together past that speed. But AWESOME results!

M1A2
M1A2

Would love to send you some rifle bullets to test if you have a .308 win I load them up with 19grains of 2400 magnum handgun powder and federal match primers in new Winchester brass shooting it out of a ruger m77 mk2 I would just send the bullets not the loaded rounds

evoevil
evoevil

WOW, that hit hard. very impressive. that fall in the perfect hunting round if it papers good

FortuneCookie45LC
FortuneCookie45LC

James – It’s them thar “dum-dum” bullets. Is that like those “Luger-luger” bullets?? LOL Steve

CharlieBrassStuffer
CharlieBrassStuffer

I guessed wrong on this one, figured at that speed they’d be just outside the window. Every time you think you have this HP business down pat…here comes a test that blows your mullin out the window.