Ballistic Gel

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A standardized medium with a density similar to human and mammalian soft tissues, into which weapons are discharged to assess the force and penetrability of bullets fired and energy transfer from bullets
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Interestingly, since opening the new factory, SIG buys and uses more ballistic gelatin in developing and testing its ammunition than any other company in the United States.
When fired into ballistic gelatin, ,308-caliber Sierra MatchKing bullets travel 6 to 8 inches before they fragment explosively.
45 ACP were designed to provide optimum performance in ballistic gelatin while avoiding over-penetration.
They were beating on an object that would imitate a human head, spheres of synthetic bone covered in rubber skin and filled with ballistic gelatin, a material that simulates muscle tissue.
We get 14" to 18" of penetration in ballistic gelatin for mid-level loads.
Ballistic gelatin performance (above) from the same load is even more impressive.
38 Special ARX penetrated just a bit under or over 12 inches in ballistic gelatin, regardless of the velocity or barrel length.
For terminal ballistics testing, properly prepared and calibrated 10% ballistic gelatin has proven to be a reliable test medium based on years of comparisons with human shooting victims and wounds in live pig tissue.
Tenders are invited for 10 Percent Ballistic Gelatin Long Range Blocks
The test itself depends upon the test media which is stipulated to be 10% Ballistic Gelatin (Kind & Knox 250-A), mixed to a specified formula and kept at a constant temperature (39.
During one test session, loads containing the two types of shot were fired into ballistic gelatin out to 40 yards, and the camera revealed that wound channels punched by the new HEX shot were at least twice the diameter of those made by round shot.
Typically, we get 99 percent weight retention in ballistic gelatin, "says Jeremy.
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