Recovered bullets from shooting Saturday.
On the right a 210 grain JHP, or what’s left of it, from my 41mag. On the left, a, as I recall, 240 grain JHP from a 44mag. Might be a 220 though (a friend’s gun/ammo). .
Both went into a heavy dell computer case, and through a DVD drive sideways, and stopped against the inside of the steel case(denting it deep), @ about 25 yards.
The 41 mushroomed out to 0.725″ average, 0.800″ on one axis… The 44 went to 0.600″ average.
The 41 lost a lot of mass though. I need to weigh them both when I get a chance.
The other smaller one is the lead core from a crappy russian TulAnmo surplus .308win that had 165 grain JSPs in them… It went clear through the computer tower, possibly through a hard drive or DVD drive, and a couple inches into a wet punky cottonwood log. Not much left of it, jacket totally gone, Really stripped the lead off too. But it did manage to mushroom to about 0.40″
The 41 was my Ruger Blackhawk, the 44 a friend’s Ruger Redhawk, and the 308 another friends Rock River Arms M16 A4.
What we were shooting at, after all was said and done;
One of these trips I need to take along a truck bed full of old phone books and newspapers, some cans of water and do the boxes of wet newspaper concept. Along with my cronograph, do some more serious velocity and expansion comparisons.
“Dave, what are you doing Dave?” 😉