45 ACP (850 fps), Penta Hollow Point, BHN 9.5, Bare Gel (PC HP Test)

(This video was first posted to YouTube on January 5, 2018.)

Shooting the 45 ACP cast with the penta hollow point into Clear Ballistics Gel from my 1911. 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 bullet mold is the “MP 452-200 HP 4 cav. NO LUBE GROOVE” mold from https://www.mp-molds.com/e-shop/molds/hollow-points-molds/mp-452-200-hp-4-cav-no-lube-groove

 


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tommeboy
tommeboy

Do you have the round pins? They seem to work better on the ones I tried.

aaron
aaron

Dangerous 2x4s and cards and guns? Sounds like a good western or an action film!👍😁

HappyCurmudgeon
HappyCurmudgeon

It’s important to continue to disseminate vital information on the effective means of countering a sudden assault by wayward lumber. Statistics do show the 2×4 is 30% more aggressive than other cellulose-based predators😜

James Pollard
James Pollard

It seems to be run the HP’s with some velocity or it is a waste of a good HP’

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

You have to be vigilant about zombie 2×4’s! They attack when you least expect! Good thing you put this one down…. LOL.
I would have expected some expansion with these, at the velocities you shot. These could prove to have a very narrow window for effectiveness? Great stuff, Bacon

M1A2
M1A2

Which chronograph are you using ? Wish everyone would make recommendations as to which one the own and why , I’m looking to get one and want to get only one and have it last and be accurate