45-70 vs 500 S&W Magnum vs Ballistic Gel (Rifle & Pistol)

Today on Kentucky Ballistics we shoot some 10% ballistic gel with 45-70 and 500 S&W Magnum. We use a revolver and a rifle for each caliber! I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching!

A special thanks to Magnum Research, Big Horn Armory and DoubleTap Ammunition!

Ammunition used in today’s video.

DoubleTap Ammunition 500 S&W 275 Grain Barnes XPB
Muzzle Velocity – 1990 fps
Muzzle Energy – 2419 ft. lbs.

DoubleTap Ammunition 45-70 300 Grain Barnes TSX
Muzzle Velocity – 2000 fps
Muzzle Energy – 2666 ft. lbs.

Chronograph Readings

Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum Performance Center Revolver

Barrel Length – 10.50 in.

DoubleTap Ammunition 500 S&W 275 Grain Barnes XPB

Muzzle Velocity
Shot 1 – 1981 fps
Shot 2 – 1969 fps
Shot 3 – 1966 fps
Shot 4 – 1996 fps
Shot 5 – 1937 fps
Average – 1969 fps
Muzzle Energy – 2367 ft. lbs.

Ballistic Gel Penetration (10% Gel) – 24.50 inches

Remaining Bullet Weight – 274.5 grains

Bullet Expansion – Measurement 1 – .810 in
Measurement 2 – .851 in
Measurement 3 – .827 in

Big Horn Armory Model 89 500 S&W Magnum

Barrel Length – 18.00 in.

DoubleTap Ammunition 500 S&W 275 Grain Barnes XPB

Muzzle Velocity
Shot 1 – 2240 fps
Shot 2 – 2248 fps
Shot 3 – 2252 fps
Shot 4 – 2218 fps
Shot 5 – 2263 fps
Average – 2244 fps
Muzzle Energy – 3074 ft. lbs.

Ballistic Gel Penetration (10% Gel) – 22.50 inches

Remaining Bullet Weight – 166.9 grains

Bullet Expansion – Measurement 1 – .653 in
Measurement 2 – .681 in
Measurement 3 – .656 in

Magnum Research BFR 45-70 Revolver

Barrel Length – 10.00 in.

DoubleTap Ammunition 45-70 300 Grain Barnes TSX

Muzzle Velocity
Shot 1 – 1731 fps
Shot 2 – 1724 fps
Shot 3 – 1707 fps
Shot 4 – 1729 fps
Shot 5 – 1733 fps
Average – 1724 fps
Muzzle Energy – 1979 ft. lbs.

Ballistic Gel Penetration (10% Gel) – 32.00 inches

Remaining Bullet Weight – 300.0 grains

Bullet Expansion – Measurement 1 – .787 in
Measurement 2 – .760 in
Measurement 3 – .773 in

Henry All Weather Lever Action 45-70

Barrel Length – 18.00 in.

DoubleTap Ammunition 45-70 300 Grain Barnes TSX

Muzzle Velocity
Shot 1 – 1885 fps
Shot 2 – 1859 fps
Shot 3 – 1854 fps
Shot 4 – 1849 fps
Shot 5 – 1839 fps
Average – 1857 fps
Muzzle Energy – 2297 ft. lbs.

Ballistic Gel Penetration (10% Gel) – 31.00 inches

Remaining Bullet Weight – 299.6 grains

Bullet Expansion – Measurement 1 – .763 in
Measurement 2 – .732 in
Measurement 3 – .713 in

 


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