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.38 Special Federal 125gr Nyclad JHP (S&W Model 60)

.38 Special Federal 125gr Nyclad HP
Product Number: P38M, Lot Number: 164992W012
Test Date: 10/99
Test Weapon: S&W M60, 2.0" bbl  
Bare Gelatin   Denim Covered Gelatin
Gelatin Calibration: 10.5cm @ 624 fps Gelatin Calibration: 10.5cm @ 624 fps
Shot # Velocity
Feet/Sec
Penetration
Inches
Expansion Shot # Velocity
Feet/Sec
Penetration
Inches
Expansion
1 739 7.9 .64 1 725 18+ NR
2 767 7.9 .65 2 721 18+ NR
3 765 9.0 .63 3 739 18+ NR
4 726 7.0 .68 4 766 18+ NR
5 762 8.2 .67 5 717 18+ NR
Avg. 752 8.0 .65 Avg. 734 18+ See Remarks
Corrected 7.4   Corrected N/A  
Remarks:
Gelatin calibration corrected to 9.8cm in accordance with: "Figure 5-2, Velocity Variation Correction to Measured BB Penetration Depth." Bullet Penetration, MacPherson, Duncan, Ballistic Publications, El Segundo, CA, 1994, p. 84.

Five shot average penetration depth corrected to 7.4 inches in accordance with: MacPherson, Duncan: "A Simplified Penetration Depth Correction for Data Taken in Non-standard Gelatin." Wound Ballistics Review 2(2); pp. 41-45, 1995.

Remarks:
Gelatin calibration corrected to 9.8cm in accordance with: "Figure 5-2, Velocity Variation Correction to Measured BB Penetration Depth." Bullet Penetration, MacPherson, Duncan, Ballistic Publications, El Segundo, CA, 1994, p. 84.

Five shot average penetration depth and expanded diameter cannot be determined because all bullets penetrated entire length of 18 inch gelatin block, exited, and were not recovered.


Figure 1. Angular View, Nose Up

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