The ACP is a marginal caliber for self-defense. Pretty impressive for a bullet that starts out. I strongly recommend that you test your firearm and a few different brands of ammunition for expansion using wetpack newspaper, ballistic gelatin or water jugs if that is what is available. All bullets were shot at about 25yrds and all lost approx g of weight. One door, one field of fire if it comes to that. Jim Share Share this post on Digg Del.
Sheetrock Penetration Testing, Take 1
Summary Chart of Velocities compared to other sources and guns. I know this is an old post, but the subject remains of high interest. Us Mormon boys aren't beer drinkers, if I had a few beers in me you would think I was Bigfoot!! But with enough jugs, I can compare apples to apples with various calibers, bullets, and velocities. Aiken, South Carolina Posts: In their Bulletproof Glass mythbusting, the M1 was capable of penetrating 2. What is important is to realize that even an optimal bullet is still on the low end of the terminal ballistics spectrum and that multiple shots are usually required even when larger caliber handguns are involved.
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I don't know, however I will hold onto the dream for now. The FN version of that bullet just sheds weight and is just a tiny bit above caliber size the HP was at out of a Max and the FN was at out of a Win. Deer are usually mentioned because most failures will be with them. Then the boolit must penetrate all jugs in a straight line. The stuff they used to make poly rifle plates. HP taking on 4 water jugs, impressive to say the least.
The flower they make is quite impressive as well. There was only one material that I could come up with that would have consistency, and be something like an animal. My personal feeling is that all the testing done by individuals like you, and myself, the major bullet co's, and yes, even live game animals being shot under all sorts of variable circumstances become part of the puzzle of bullet performance. The following are some of the media options available to the backyard ballistician and a summary of my experience with each. I have used boxes of telephone books and used greenbar printer paper, and it was eye opening to see how paper could clog a hollow point to where it wouldn't expand. I came across this web site with test results for 38 spl ammo in water: These guys have done some some interesting tests with water jugs.