Winchester Ranger Bonded .40S&W

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.40 S&W Win 180 gr JHP (Q4355); Average velocity = 979 fps (S&W 4006); gel cal=9.5cm@590fps

  Penetration Recovered Diameter Recovered Length Recovered Weight
Bare Gelatin 14.3" 0.65" 0.36" 181.7gr
4-layer denim 17.2" 0.51" 0.54" 182.3gr


.40 S&W Fed 180 gr HST JHP; Average velocity = 959 fps (S&W 4006)

  Penetration Recovered Diameter Recovered Length Recovered Weight
Bare Gelatin 14.0" 0.70" 0.43" 181.2gr
4-layer denim 15.0" 0.56" 0.52" 180.7gr

 

180 gr Q4355 vs. 180 gr HST--BG top/4LD middle & bottom:

 


The inconsistent performance of the Q4355 (lot# WCC07-1) through four layers of denim was highly unexpected. The first 2 shots through denim failed to expand, then the next three opened up; as a result of the inconsistent performance, we elected to shoot an additional 5 shots, resulting in 2 more failures, 2 good shots, then another failure. The bizarre performance made averaging the 4LD results difficult. Additional testing with a new lot is warranted...