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Posted: 3/16/2005 5:05:06 PM EST
I know it's going to seem like a really stupid question but I really am curious what the experts know.  How bad is the 52 bthp in terms of ballistic testing.  Has anyone done this round??  It probably doesn't meet the 12" requirement.  If it doesn't, does anyone know how deep it typically goes?  

Flame away but it's only 3 grains ligher than m193 and supposedly the jacket is kind of thin on M193.  Thus producing fragmenting.  Are the bthp's alot thinner?  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  

And you guys I know, 75 and 68 are a much better choice, but the curiosity is killing me!
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 6:26:04 PM EST
I don't know if that testing has been accomplished by the ammo lab, but it seems to me that that is close to the preferred round for varmint/predator hunting and has very explosive tendencies...
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 3:54:20 AM EST
It seems you are mainly interested in knowing about penetration. If so, you can build a Fackler Box and find out how well the rounds penetrate. You will not be able to see the wound profile, since you will be shooting plain water, but you will know about maximum penetration and hwo much the round fragments.

BTW, the round will penetrate about 1.8 times further in the Fackler Box than they would in calibrated ballistic gel, so adjust your figures accordingly.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 5:53:10 AM EST
I don't have anything on that particular round.  However I do have data on other rounds in the 50-53gr range.  Their penetration figures run in the 8" range.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:32:35 PM EST
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