Bullet Performance Database

Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by Alchemist, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. bruce moulds

    bruce moulds AH Fanatic

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    you certainly would not rule out the oryx and the corelokt based on that.
    there is however a difference between a shoulder joint and a water jug.
    this might tip things more toward the barnes for bigger species.
    bruce.
     

  2. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    VAHunter, did you per chance measure the max diameter of each bullet?
    IMO, they all performed well for penetration.
    What is the cross section dimension of a water bottle! Maybe 8”? I don’t have one to measure. If so, the TTSX may have penetrated 8” more than the others. That could be critical depending on the angle of the shot into an animal to reach the vitals.
     

  3. VAHunter

    VAHunter New Member

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    .692 TTSX, .731 CoreLokt, .670 Nos AB, .710 Oryx
    I don't have a jug left to measure. They all ended up shreded!
     
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  4. shootist~

    shootist~ AH Senior Member

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    On the 180 Oryx, VAHunter's pick backs up what I've read - great results at 3006 speeds; not so great when using a 300 magnum.

    Now I want to load up some jugs and test my 6.5 140 grain NP load for comparison.
     

  5. Wyatt Smith

    Wyatt Smith AH Senior Member

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    Woodleigh makes a 220 grain round nose FMJ available at midway
     
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  6. Alchemist

    Alchemist AH Senior Member

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    The retained weight was 122.4gr. 68.0% of the original weight.
    The polymer tip as a matter of interest only weighs 1.2 gr. Much lighter than what I expected.
     
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  7. Art Lambart II

    Art Lambart II AH Fanatic

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    I used a 180 grn NP in my 30-06 on both of my safaris and never worried about expansion or penetration, the track record of the NP speaks for itself. Please note that I do not recommend the NP at magnum velocities.
     

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