7mm 160 grain Woodleigh Penetration Test.

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  1. Code4

    Code4 AH Fanatic

    Feb 2, 2009
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    A video with my usual test media, a wet cardboard bale. Unfortunatly the cardboard was not uniformerly wet. The Bale was shot at 100yards (lasered).

    The 7x57 with 160 Woodleigh had a muzzle velocity of 2,405 fps
    The 7x57 with 154 Hornady Spt Interlock had a muzzle velocity of 2,461 fps
    The 7mmRM with 160 Woodleigh had a muzzle velocity of 2,908fps

    Tophet1's Channel - YouTube

    I recovered the two Woodleigh projectiles.

    The left one was fired from the 7mmRM the right one from the 7x57


    Neither of these projectiles resemble any I have recovered from game, however the test did replicate my in-field perceptions of the 7mm 160 Woodleighs performance.

    Results at 100 yards Impact:

    The 7mmRM has the velocity to expand the 160 Woodleigh the largest.
    The 154 Hornady Spt is quite a tough projectile and better suited to 7mm Magnums.
    The 7x57 achieves best penetration for the 160 Woodleigh with 2nd best expansion of the three projectiles tested.

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