Remington .30 Super Carry 100gr HTP in Vyse Ballistics Gel

Test Gun: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus.
Barrel length: 3.1 inches.
Ammunition: Remington .30 Super Carry 100gr HTP (R20019)
Test media: 10% Vyse Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 1126 fps
BB Calibration two shots: 3.9, and 3.9 inches.

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The Remington 100gr HTP is the subject of the third test of the new.30 Super Carry. Before we do anything, you might have noticed that the calibration shots are a little over the max calibration range. Despite increasing the amount of gelatin powder in the mix, this issue continues. Moreover, you may notice there is no velocity of the calibration BBs. This air gun is usually within the correct velocity range of 590 fps + or – 15 fps, so I’m going to assume it was this time as well because the chronograph didn’t read the shots.

I achieved a five shot average of 1126 fps with a high of 1142 fps and a low of 1115 fps, giving an extreme spread of 27 fps.

Shooting the first round in the bare gel, the velocity was 1153 fps and the bullet penetrated completely through the 16 inches Vyse gel block and one inch into the Clear Gel backer block. The retained weight was 98.6 grains, and it expanded to.53 by.48 inches.  

Round two’s velocity was 1167 fps, and it went to 16 inches. Expansion was also .53 by .48 inches, and the recovered weight was 99 grains.

Both rounds through the heavy clothing penetrated to 16 inches. The first round’s velocity was 1165 fps. It’s recovered weight was 98.6 grains, and it expanded to .54 by .48 inches.

Bullet number two hit the block at 1164 fps and expanded to .54 by 51 inches. The recovered weight was 99 grains.

One comment

  1. Unimpressive. Well, the fact that it still expanded after clothing is a point in its favor, but it does nothing that 9mm or .40 don’t do better. Far better. I don’t see the appeal of this, and since every single round of it uses a primer that could have been put into something better, I hope the manufacturers drop it as soon as possible, along with .45 GAP and all the rest of the bad ideas they’ve been churning out the past few years.


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