Test Gun: Beretta 70
Barrel length: 3.5 inches.
Ammunition: Federal .32 ACP 65gr Hydra-Shok JHP
Test media: 10% Vyse Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 917fps.
BB Calibration: 4 inches.
In this test, we take a look at Federals Hydra-Shok in .32 ACP. I was not able to test it in the clear gel, like the last two times, but maybe I will shoot them in some later and update this post. Like last time the BB calibration was at four inches. This is a little deeper then it should be but I can’t be sure if my air rifle is the problem or I’m not mixing the gel right. Without getting the velocity of the BB I just can’t say for sure.
I also shot two other rounds that I tested earlier. One round of the Cor Bon 60gr JHP and a round of the Hornady 60gr XTP. One round of each in the bare gel.
I got an average velocity of 917fps with a high of 957 and a low of 855 for an extreme spread of 102fps.
The chrony did not record the velocity of the first two rounds in the bare gel. The first round penetrated to 10 inches and has a recovered weight of 67.4 grains and expanded to .55 inches. Round two went a little more at 10.75 inches and expanded to .51 inches and had a recovered weight of 65 grains.
The first round fired through the heavy clothing had a velocity of 912fps and penetrated to 9.5 inches. The recovered weight was 65.7 grains and the expansion was .43 inches. The second round’s velocity was 937fps and it penetrated to 8.5 inches. The recovered weight was 66.3 grains and its diameter was .53 inches.
And lastly the Cor Bon 60gr JHP. It had a velocity of 1134fps and penetrated to about 7 inches. I say about because the bullet completely came apart and the copper jacket base of the bullet went the farthest. I recovered all the pieces I could and only come up with about 20 grains of lead and jacket pieces. The Hornady had the deepest penetration of all the rounds tested at 11.25 inches. Just under the 12-inch minimum. The expansion was mild at .41 inches and the recovered weight was 59.3 grains. Unfortunately, the velocity was not recorded. You can find the Cor Bon test in the Clear Gel here and the Hornady here
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