3700-beyond fps makes for a bullet that can create hyper static shock. Is a .257 weatherby a good caliber for deer, hogs, and black buck antelope.
That is incorrect.3700-beyond fps makes for a bullet that can create hyper static shock.
A number of papers describe the physics of ballistic pressure waves created when a high-speed projectile enters a viscous medium. These results show that ballistic impacts produce pressure waves that propagate at close to the speed of sound.
I've shot a gallon jug with my 45 acp and it produced a bigger splash than that. Must just be different shot placement on the jug.The_Kid said:Not scientific but may be of interest...
Yesterday before I read this post I shot a gallon jug with my 45acp; I wasn't impressed. The two different cartridges I shot, 230gr FMJ at 860fps and 185gr HP-XTP at 930fps, produced similar results.
Today I tried it with my 357mag and found the 125gr HP-XTP traveling at 1400fps did extremely well, and the 180gr HP-XTP traveling at 1050fps produced acceptable results.
Here is the 45 with a hollow point.
Here is the 180gr hollow point 357mag.
Here is the 125gr 357mag.
Another pic as the splash grew.
I would venture to guess that your projectiles were traveling faster. These loads I am using are slow; I didn't find an accuracy node faster than those speeds. I'm sure factory loads are much faster.I've shot a gallon jug with my 45 acp and it produced a bigger splash than that. Must just be different shot placement on the jug.