Hornady .44spl 165gr FTX gel test and review

    We shoot Hornady .44spl 165gr FTX ammunition from a S&W Model 69 with a 4.25″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight.

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    Bare gel:
    Penetration: 11.3″, 11.7″
    Retained weight: 163.8gr, 162.5
    Max expansion: 0.701″, 0.706″
    Min expansion: 0.596″, 0.612″
    Heavy clothing:
    Penetration: 11.8″, 12.2″
    Retained weight: 163.7gr, 163.3gr
    Max expansion: 0.650″, 0.679″
    Min expansion: 0.548″, 0.586″
    Rubber plug: 2.0gr

    Guns in this video:
    S&W Model 69

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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 [email protected]