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Posted: 8/27/2004 8:53:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 8:55:37 AM EDT by Ridge]
Take this for what it's worth.

My test used cardboard 1/2 gallon cartons lined up in a row at 50 yds.

I used an 11.5 inch barreled ZM weapons LR300 chromelined 1in9 twist barrel.


68gr Hornady BTHP match (handload): Fragmented ~60%, penetrated as far as XM193 below.
52gr Sierra Match King (handload): Fragmented ~75%, but didn't penetrate as far as the 68gr
55gr XM193 factory: Broke in half at the cannelure, only recovered the top half, I assume it did not fragment, penetrated into the 5th carton.
55gr Winchester White box from Walmart: Did not fragment.

I have done the same tests previously with plastic 1 gallon milk jugs and the results were about the same (didn't test XM193 and 52gr fragmented ~100%).

When I get my chronograph replaced I will repeat these tests with velocities.

My conclusion: Being shot with any of these rounds would really ruin your day .

Disclaimer: I do not have a degree in ballistics nor am I a ballistic scientist. This information is for entertainment purposes only.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:54:57 AM EDT
Good Job Ridge!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:27:15 AM EDT

Here is another cool water jug (milk jug) test site:

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:00:28 PM EDT
good job!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:28:46 PM EDT
and Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:45:58 PM EDT
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