Some people requested a gel test on that hollow point 38 load I worked on previously, so I put together a video with a ballistic gel test.
It’s Full Auto Friday! For today’s video we blast a ballistic gel dummy with a full auto AK-47 & AR-15! I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching!
Browning Joins the Party! 350 Legend Loads for Hunting & Plinking – Ballistic Gel at 100 & 200 Yards
Two new offerings from Browning 350 Legend round out my ballistics gel tests. In addition to a Mach 2 124-grain FMJ plinker, Browning has put together a ballistic-tip 155-grain hunting load that should prove devastating at close distances. The Social RegressiveThe Social Regressive is a collection of outdoor adventures, gun tests, and gear reviews by […]
Bullet performance and ballistic gel
The Idahoan demonstrates how to make a substitute for ballistic gelatin out of corn starch. This alternative is not as elastic or as transparent as true ballistic gel, but it does provide similar results in terms of bullet penetration and terminal performance.
In my last article, we reviewed a simple experiment I performed to evaluate the usefulness of hydrogen peroxide and bleach as additives for clarifying and preserving ballistic gel. While crude, this initial batch of testing quickly showed hydrogen peroxide works. In this article I'll be discussing a much larger series of tests I performed to determine the best concentration for clarity, as well as other ways to extend the shelf-life of this gel.
Recently I published an article on making FBI-grade ballistic gelatin at home, to assist in ammunition testing and development. Although the consistency of the finished product was excellent, I believe there's still room for improvement. Beginning with the transparency, I'd like to see if I can increase this, particularly with large diameter blocks. Likewise, as an organic compound, ballistic gel can spoil-- currently the shelf-life is about three weeks, but I'm confident that can be addressed as well.
I've wanted to test a number of different ammunition types with ballistics gel to see how they performed, but the day that I pay between $150-$250 for Jello is the day I find another hobby. With that in mind, I spent an afternoon experimenting and was finally able to come up with a gel recipe that works.
Trying out the 120gr Speer Gold Dot with Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR and AR-Comp in 6.5 Grendel.
Today we see how the Gamechanger penetrates and expands in wet compressed magazines. The bottom line, these are some great rounds. They have met or exceeded every test I have put them through.