Heavy Hitter: 5.56mm Barnes 85gr OTM gel test

Andrew
by Andrew

We shoot 5.56mm Barnes 85gr open tip match ammunition from a 10.5″ AR15.com upper with a 1:7″ twist, 10.5″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight.

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Penetration: 14″
Retained weight: 31.0gr
Neck: 2″
TSC: 7″ x 5″

Velocities in fps:
2,290
2,275
2,229
2,231
2,280
Average: 2,261.00
StdDev: 28.82
Min: 2,229
Max: 2,290
Spread: 61

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Andrew
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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

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  • Jarrad Jarrad on Jun 26, 2018

    I thought the Match burner 85 grain was loaded so you could fit it in a magazine?

  • MIKE MIKE on Jun 27, 2018

    FANTASTIC. NOW COMPARE THIS AND OTHER PDW LOADS AGAINST FEDERAL 357B 125 GRAIN LOAD FOR .357 MAGNUM.

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