Ballistic gelatin performance of the 7.62x39 mm Hornady 123 gr VMAX/SST

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5.56 mm Federal Mk318 Mod0 62 gr OTM (T556TNB1) fired from 16" 1/7 barrel AR15 at an average velocity of 2928fps:

 

 

 

Penetration

Neck Length

Max TC diameter

Recovered Diameter

Recovered Length

Recovered Weight

 

Bare Gelatin

15.6

0cm

8cm @ 8cm (extending to 19cm)

0.58

0.32

99.6gr

 

Auto Glass

12-13+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

         Note--no projectiles shot through AG recovered, as all 3 shots veered at angle and exited the gel blocks after 12-13" pen

The single projectile on the far right is a 7.62x39 mm 123 gr VMAX shot into bare gel.