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Personal Defense Ammunition Test Data

Performance data and photographs of recovered bullets from the tests featured in the February/March 2000 issue of Tactical Briefs are now available.

.22 Long Rifle

.25 ACP

.32 ACP

.380 ACP

.38 Special

9mm Luger

.40 S&W

.45 ACP


Chronographed Velocity Data for Winchester .223 Remington 64gr Super-X Power Point JSP and Winchester .223 Remington 64gr Supreme Power Point Plus JSP Fired from a Colt AR15A2 Sporter, 5.56 NATO, 1:7 Twist, 20" HBAR

An Oehler model 35P proof chronograph was used to obtain the following data.  The "sky-screen" optical sensors were positioned approximately 10 feet in front of the muzzle.

.223 Remington Winchester 64gr Super-X Power Point
Product Number: X223R2, Lot Number: 06LG10

Test Date: 07/03/02

Test Firearm: Colt AR15A2 Sporter, 5.56 NATO, 1:7 Twist, 20" HBAR

Shot No.

Velocity (fps)

Shot No.

Velocity (fps)

Summary

Velocity (fps)

1

2707

6

2683

HI

2732

2

2732

7

2692

LO

2681

3

2722

8

2685

ES

51

4

2681

9

2686

AV

2701

5

2704

10

2723

SD

18

Remarks: 
Manufacturer's advertised muzzle velocity: 3020 fps
No cannelure on bullet.
Click here to view Winchester Specification Sheet for this cartridge.

 

.223 Remington Winchester 64gr Supreme Power Point Plus
Product Number: SHV223R2, Lot Number: 10PC91

Test Date: 07/03/02

Test Firearm: Colt AR15A2 Sporter, 5.56 NATO, 1:7 Twist, 20" HBAR

Shot No.

Velocity (fps)

Shot No.

Velocity (fps)

Summary

Velocity (fps)

1

2879

6

2889

HI

2895

2

2890

7

2881

LO

2879

3

2891

8

2883

ES

16

4

2895

9

2889

AV

2886

5

2889

10

2880

SD

5

Remarks: 
Manufacturer's Advertised Muzzle Velocity: 3090 fps
Cannelure on bullet.
Click here to view Winchester Specification Sheet for this cartridge.


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