.44 Spl Gel Test: Fiocchi 200 gr SJHP

We test .44 Spl Fiocchi 200 gr semi jacketed hollow point fired from 4.25″ S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum into clear ballistic gel to assess velocity, penetration, expansion, and retained weight.

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Andrew is a combat veteran of OEF and has performed hundreds of ballistic tests for his YouTube channel, The Chopping Block (https://www.youtube.com/user/chopinbloc). He is an avid firearm collector and competitor and lives with his family in Arizona. If you have any questions, you may email him at choppingblocktests@gmail.com


  • conrad

    I would like to see this fellow test the Buffalo Bore 14E – the 200g hard cast Wadcutter @ 1000fps. Fiocchi isn’t exactly who I’d look to for personal protection ammo.

    • Marc

      Also the Cor-Bon DPX load. It’s what I carry in my S&W 296.

      • Chilly Billy

        Agreed with both of you. Let’s get some good ammo in this wonderful cartridge so the naysayers can see what it can really do.

  • Bigg Bunyon

    Nice write-up as usual, thanks. I’ve always enjoyed loading and shooting the .44 Special starting way back in the early ’70s.

    And … I like your T-shirt. I too am a Firefly fan.

  • Mark Horning

    The .44 Spc. Gold Dot load is one of the few that will reliably expand at .44 spc velocity since the bullet is the same construction as their “short barrel” Gold Dots though not marketed as such.

  • Jeff

    Save your 4 minutes – results are no expansion and 30+ inches of penetration.

    • MrBrassporkchop

      Almost a half inch hole for 30 inches, I still dig it.