Gel tests: Buffalo Bore .357 140 gr XPB, 10mm 175 gr Critical Duty and 200 gr Myhec

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  1. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden New Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XfCXGb-Q38"].357 mag Buffalo Bore 140 gr XPB video link[/ame]

    .357 mag Buffalo Bore 140 gr XPB fired from 4" S&W Model 13 through four layers of denim into calibrated gelatin.

    BB: 580.1 fps, 3.1"

    Impact velocity: 1,494 fps
    Penetration: 22.9"
    Retained weight: 137.6 gr
    Max expansion: 0.497"
    Min expansion: 0.420"



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNlOU6C0Y_U"]10mm Hornady 175 gr Critical Duty video link[/ame]

    10mm Hornady 175 gr Critical Duty fired from 4.5" EAA Witness through four layers of denim into calibrated gelatin.

    BB: 580.1 fps, 3.4"


    Impact velocity: 1,119 fps
    Penetration: 13.1"
    Retained weight: 175.0 gr (counting the 2.0 gr rubber tip)
    Max expansion: 0.652"
    Min expansion: 0.566"


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX2xWoHQfAQ"]10mm 200 gr Mihec video link[/ame]

    10mm 200 gr Mihec fired from 4.5" barrel EAA Witness into calibrated gelatin.

    BB: 580.1 fps, 3.4"

    Impact velocity: 1,119 fps
    Penetration: 23.5"
    Retained weight: 193.5 gr

    No expansion
     
  2. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    Interesting. I wonder how the 357 mag round would do in a carbine out to say 75 yards...(yes, for deer hunting).
     

  3. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    It would be a marginal round for deer hunting. It would work for SHTF situations. I like the 357 for self defense and as a backup for my hunting rifle.
     
  4. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    I plan to use mine for deer hunting this year and was thinking about using the federal fusions, but this round looks promising as well. That is quite a large amount of penetration out of a shorterbarreled revolver, iIMO.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    out of a carbine, you're going to pick up some velocity over the 4" barreled pistol they used for the test. how much, not for sure. shot placement and reasonable distances used, i think it could work fine on deer.
     
  6. CaseyChadwell

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    I was going to use it in some stands where my shots could never be more than 75 yards. I think I may mount a scout type scope on it to help aid in low light conditions, but I'm not sure if I will have time before the season starts. If not I have a 12 gauge slug gun that will work just fine for a brush gun in those stands.