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Here's Why Clear Gel May Be Lying To You: 10mm Federal 180gr Trophy Bonded soft point gel test

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Carbon Score: 5.7

I fired 10mm Federal 180gr Trophy Bonded soft point from a pistol and a 10.5 inch "carbine" into clear gel and real ballistic gelatin to find out the truth. Clear gel is generally "good enough" to produce results that correlate pretty closely with real 10% ballistic gelatin in regard to penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight measurements when testing hollow point pistol ammo, but the difference in material properties can make the results from tests of other ammunition types less accurate. When I tested 10mm Federal 180gr Trophy Bonded soft point in clear gel, the results were not consistent with the results from real 10% ballistic gelatin. To rent a high-speed camera for your own project, contact Aimed Research https://www.aimed-research.com/high-s... nboor@aimed-research.com 724-877-5472 4.5" bbl clear gel: Penetration: 28.2" Retained weight: 179.3gr Max expansion: N/A Min expansion: N/A Velocities in fps: 1,223 1,232 1,195 1,210 1,204 Average: 1,213 StdDev: 14.79 Min: 1,195 Max: 1,232 Spread: 37 10.5" bbl clear gel: Penetration: 21.3", 21.7" Retained weight: 180.0gr, 179.7gr Max expansion: 0.641", 0.643" Min expansion: 0.579", 0.554" Velocities in fps: 1,414 1,427 1,425 1,450 1,388 Average: 1,421 StdDev: 22.53 Min: 1,388 Max: 1,450 Spread: 62 4.5" bbl real gelatin: Penetration: 21.5" Retained weight: 178.8gr Max expansion: 0.627" Min expansion: 0.517"

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