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Posted: 12/16/2003 12:51:07 PM EDT
I went out to the range today and did some testing. I know I'll get chewed up by the ammo lords, with all thier Dr. Fackler terminal ballistics wizardry, but still I'm impressed.

Here is my data and pics:

Gun: 7.5" RSRH
Bullet: 275gr Speer Gold Dot HP
Muzzle Velocity: 1450 FPS
Test Medium: 3, 1 gallon water jugs
Distance to Target: 60 yds
Temperature: Ammo at 65 degrees, ambient 33 degrees
Elevation: 830 ft

Recovered weight: 275gr
Expanded diameter: .930
Penetration: 18 inches









These bullets opened up right down to the canelure in textbook fashion. This was at 60yds remind you!
I've read where water expands a bullet a little more than gelatin by 1.5 times. But the bullets I have recovered from game look like the ones I recovered from water jugs in the past. I'm pretty happy with the performance of these bullets. I'd keep the application of these to medium sized game like deer or the occasional armed and hostile tresspasser.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 3:41:39 PM EDT
Gargoyle, I used to use Milk jugs filled with water myself. It's not textbook,but gives an indication of what's going on for critters. By the same point, 10% Gelatin ain't Bambi either. Was that a factory load or your own loading? Been shooting the Speer Gold dot 270's out of the Bisley for 4 years now and have had decent results on game. Best of luck with that load on a Farm country Buck next fall! S-28
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:18:55 PM EDT
I forgot. Case: Hornady Primer: WIN LP Powder: WIN296 (32gr)
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:22:00 PM EDT
I assume it's a .480? Virtually every Gold Dot bullet I've used exhibited the same textbook expansion. I love that bullet :) Thanks for the pics.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:23:56 PM EDT
I'm sorry but what kind of gun is this? Gun: 7.5" RSRH Can I get some more info? Caliber? Handgun or rifle? I'm clueless.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:42:15 PM EDT
It's a 7.5" Ruger Super RedHawk. Until he says otherwise, I'm assuming it's a .480 (judging by the bullet weight).
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 7:09:47 AM EDT
[url="http://www.hunt101.com/?p=79865&c=500&z=1"][img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/079865.jpg[/img][/url] Ye'up its a 480 Ruger. (Thought I had it in the post title.
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