Federal 9mm 147gr HST in Clear Ballistics Gel

Test Gun: Sig P229, Kahr MK9.
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Federal 9mm 147gr HST.
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: PACT 1 XP with inferred sky screens.
Five shot velocity average: 967, 916fps
Gel Temperature 71 degrees.

*Note* This test was conducted with Clear Ballistics Gel. Clear Ballistics is a synthetic gel and does not correlate with Organic gelatin like Vyse Ballistics gelatin.

This is the fourth installment and probably last with the 9mm HST line. Here is a link to the other 9mm HST rounds I tested.

https://generalcartridge.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/federal-9mm-124-p-hst/

https://generalcartridge.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/federal-9mm-124gr-hst-in-clear-ballistics-gel/

https://generalcartridge.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/federal-9mm-hst-147gr-p-in-clear-ballistics-gel/

I got an average velocity of 967fps out of the P229 with a high of 975fps and a low of 953fps.

Five rounds at 10 yards offhand Sig P229

I switch back to my Kahr for the short barrel testing and got an average velocity of 916fps with a high of 929fps and a low of 893fps.

Five shots 10 yards offhand Kahr MK98

In the bare gel, out the P229 the first round had a velocity of 966fps and penetrated to 15.25 inches and had a recovered diameter of .67 inches. Round two hit at a velocity of 976fps expanded to .65 inches and also penetrated to 15.25 inches.  

In heaving clothing covered gel, the first round had a velocity of 976fps, penetrated to 19 inches and expanded to .65 inches. The second round had a velocity of 962fps expanded to .62 inches and penetrated to 16.25 inches.

Out of the Kahr in the bare gel, the first round hit at a velocity of 922fps, penetrated to 16.25 inches and expanded to .65 inches. round two traveled at a velocity of 914fps, also penetrated to 16.25 inches and expanded to .63 inches.

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