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Thread: 6.5 bullet test results.

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    6.5 bullet test results.

    I have shifted this 6.5 bullet test info over from, Canadian gun nuts,
    more to follow, in next few days,
    test medium wet newspaper.





    **Huge CGN .264 Bullet Test Result** (lots of pics!)



    There it is!!

    The line up:
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    - The impact velocity was made to duplicate modern 6.5X55 loads at 100 yds.
    - Expansion was measured at the widest part of the bullet. Take a look at the pictures when comparing the expansion of different bullets, sometime a sliver of lead or copper at an odd angle can give deceptive results.
    - Test rifle: Winchester Model 70 Featherweight 6.5X55 Swed
    - Test media: Wet newspaper....lots of wet newspaper!!
    - Disclaimer: I know wet newspaper does not give identical result to flesh and bones, blah, blah, blah....

    Speer 90gr TNT
    Average Penetration (inches): 10.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 28.3
    Average Weight Retained (%): 31
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.549
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    Hornady 95gr V-MAX
    Average Penetration (inches): 6.25
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 34.1
    Average Weight Retained (%): 36
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.470

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    Barnes 100gr X
    Average Penetration (inches): 16.67
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 83
    Average Weight Retained (%): 83
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.423

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    Nosler 120gr Ballistic Tip
    Average Penetration (inches): 10.30
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 74.4
    Average Weight Retained (%): 62
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.643


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    Barnes 120gr X
    Average Penetration (inches): 14.42
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 114.5
    Average Weight Retained (%): 95
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.586
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    Barnes 120gr TSX
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.67
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 120.1
    Average Weight Retained (%): 100
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.592

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    Alberta Wildcat 120gr HP
    Average Penetration (inches): 11.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 49.2
    Average Weight Retained (%): 41
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.704

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    Alberta Wildcat 125gr SP
    Average Penetration (inches): 10.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 73.3
    Average Weight Retained (%): 59
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.712
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    Nosler 125gr Partition
    Average Penetration (inches): 15
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 88.5
    Average Weight Retained (%): 71
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.614
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    Hornady 129gr SP IL
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.08
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 90.5
    Average Weight Retained (%): 70
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.626

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    Barnes 130gr TSX
    Average Penetration (inches): 18
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 129.9
    Average Weight Retained (%): 100
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.552
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    Lapua 140gr Naturalist
    Average Penetration (inches): 16.5
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 136.6
    Average Weight Retained (%): 98
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.556

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    Hornady 140gr SP IL
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.75
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 78.7
    Average Weight Retained (%): 56
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.524

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    Hornady 140gr SST
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.25
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 95.5
    Average Weight Retained (%): 68
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.695

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    Hornady 140gr A-MAX
    Average Penetration (inches): 12.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 75.9
    Average Weight Retained (%): 54
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.597

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    Nosler 140gr Partition
    Average Penetration (inches): 15.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 108.6
    Average Weight Retained (%): 78
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.629

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    Sierra 142gr Match King
    Average Penetration (inches): 14.25
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 40.7
    Average Weight Retained (%): 29
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.445
    ** First bullet disintegrated and not significant pieces were recovered.

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    Alberta Wildcat 142.5 VLD
    Average Penetration (inches): 12.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 45.2
    Average Weight Retained (%): 32
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.598
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    Lapua 156gr Mega
    Average Penetration (inches): 14.92
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 120.9
    Average Weight Retained (%): 78
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.629

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    Norma 156gr RN
    Average Penetration (inches): 14.67
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 89.6
    Average Weight Retained (%): 57
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.592


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    Hornady 160gr RN IL
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.92
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 117.6
    Average Weight Retained (%): 74
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.694

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    Sierra 160gr SMP
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 76.4
    Average Weight Retained (%): 48
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.539
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    Alberta Wildcat 168gr VLD
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 76.4
    Average Weight Retained (%): 48
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.539
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    Approximate impact velocity:
    90-100gr.............2850-2900fps
    120gr..................2750-2800fps
    125gr..................2600-2700fps
    129-130gr............2550-2600fps
    140gr-142.5gr.......2500-2550fps
    156-160gr............2400-2500fps
    168gr..................2300-2400fps





    **A special thanks to all the members who contributed by providing bullets and brass. Thank you all for you patience.**
    Last edited by southernman; 29-06-2016 at 01:35 AM.

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    Cheers for posting that, I knew I liked partitions
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    Barnes TSX appear to be backing up their claims of great weight retention. Will explain why I have never found a single piece of one in an animal.
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    Above bullet charts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quentin View Post
    Barnes TSX appear to be backing up their claims of great weight retention. Will explain why I have never found a single piece of one in an animal.
    I found the blue tip once!.
    Off the ttsx tho of course.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Those SST's stacked up well

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    Thanks for posting mate
    that would have taken some time

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    I looked at this test a few years ago (on gun nuts I think) and I thought it was the best bullet test I've ever seen.

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    More 6.5 cal bullets, tested into wet newspaper,
    info from Canada gun nuts forum.
    I now present you with Part Deux

    The test was perform exactly like the first one to make the results as comparable as possible. The only difference is I don't have my Winchester anymore so I used my Mauser M38.

    I'll keep the latest results seperated for now so it's easier to see. After a couple weeks I'll insert the results in the older test so they are all in weight order. Enjoy!


    Sierra 85gr HP
    Average Penetration (inches): 9.0
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 13.6
    Average Weight Retained (%): 16
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.476
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    Barnes 120gr TTSX
    Average Penetration (inches): 17.2
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 119.2
    Average Weight Retained (%): 99.3
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.547

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    Swift 120gr A-Frame
    Average Penetration (inches): 15.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 114.53
    Average Weight Retained (%): 95.4
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.552
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    Swift 130gr Scirocco II
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.3
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 124.7
    Average Weight Retained (%): 98.2
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.685
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    Nosler 140gr Accubond
    Average Penetration (inches): 14.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 89.9
    Average Weight Retained (%): 64.2
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.621
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    Sierra 140gr GameKing
    Average Penetration (inches): 13
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 64.3
    Average Weight Retained (%): 46
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.467

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    Speer 140gr HotCor
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.8
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 76.6
    Average Weight Retained (%): 54.7
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.513
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    Berger 140gr VLD Hunting
    Average Penetration (inches): 12.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 50.1
    Average Weight Retained (%): 36.4
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.576

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    Military 142gr FMJ
    Average Penetration (inches): 14.3
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 134.5
    Average Weight Retained (%): 94.7
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.338
    * One veared off course and exited
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    Woodleigh 160gr Weldcore
    Average Penetration (inches): 12.8
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 148.9
    Average Weight Retained (%): 93.1
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.915

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    Cast 174 gr (as dropped)
    Average Penetration (inches): 24
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 122.7
    Average Weight Retained (%): 70.5
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.360
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    Cast 174 gr (water quenched)
    Average Penetration (inches): 24+
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 128.8
    Average Weight Retained (%): 74
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.438
    *Under estimated their penetration, only recovered one.
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    Last edited by bcsteve; 09-11-2011 at 06:03 AM.


    Thanks to BC Steve for the Test results.

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    Above thread, dropped a set of photos, (130 swifts) so this update is correct for the 130 swift, 140 accubonds and 140 gameking.



    Swift 130gr Scirocco II
    Average Penetration (inches): 13.3
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 124.7
    Average Weight Retained (%): 98.2
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.685


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    Nosler 140gr Accubond
    Average Penetration (inches): 14.17
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 89.9
    Average Weight Retained (%): 64.2
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.621

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    Sierra 140gr GameKing
    Average Penetration (inches): 13
    Average Weight Retained (grain): 64.3
    Average Weight Retained (%): 46
    Average Expansion (inches): 0.467
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    Those a frames look good

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    Scirocco's look pretty good too, nice expansion and good weight retention
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