44 Magnum (Skeeter Load), Large Hollow Point, BHN 8.7, Bare Gel (PC HP Test)

(This video was first posted to YouTube on September 8, 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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Eddie B
Eddie B

Have a look at my posts in hollow-point-bullets on Slack. I’m getting reliable expansion with the NOE 454 241 HP at around 950 fps using cowboy action range scrap. I have no idea what alloy it is, and I’m not sure how to check it.

Eddie B
Eddie B

I should probably add that I’m using water jugs and not gel.

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

I guess without expansion, these boolits don’t have any reason to stick around. Amazing how narrow of a velocity window these bullets have. Very interesting…

Mike Treen
Mike Treen

I’ve finally settled on 9.5 of Unique or 10 gr of 800x under the Keith bullet or the Lee 300 Gr Rf for my walking around load. Those bullets at around 1000 FPS will do just about anything I would need. 😁