44 Magnum (1100 fps), Penta Hollow Point, BHN 10.4, Bare Gel (PC HP Test)

(This video was first posted to YouTube on November 3, 2017.)

Shooting the 44 Magnum cast with the penta hollow point, 1:16 alloy with a BHN of 10.4 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


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

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John's Hand Loading
John's Hand Loading

That is some serious stuff right there. I am glad I am not a gel block.Great work.

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

I guess 1075fps is going to be your target velocity with these? That penta design is still my favorite in your series. Awesome cavitation at 4-8″, it appears. But if you ever had to put down a threat, the fragmentation loads would give multiple wound channels, and definitely stop a threat! Thank you for going through these tests! This series has kept me on the edge of my seat!