View Full Version : A little bullet testing at 25 yards.
05-04-2012, 10:40 PM
First up is a 64 gr. 223. Remington shooting bonded HSM loaded ammunition. Probably about 3100 fps.
Ready to go and it made it into the 4th jug.
05-04-2012, 10:43 PM
6mm Remington 90 gr. E-tip at 3140 fps next
Through 4 jugs and stuck into number 5 at 25 yards.
25 yards - 100 yards - 300 yards
05-04-2012, 10:47 PM
25-06 Remington 120 gr. Partition at 3000 fps
Stopped in the 5th jug.
Perfect Partition performance.
This bullet took a cow elk for a young man two years ago on his very first big-game hunt. It was a quartering shot from a bi-pod rest at 250 yards. He hit her perfect on her left side back towards the rear of her ribs and it angled forward and exited tight behind her right shoulder. She went 40 yards and dropped.!
05-04-2012, 10:50 PM
30-06 165 gr. Accubond at 2940 fps.
Went through 5, hit number 6 and shoved it a couple inches. I found it laying as seen.
Love those Accubonds!
05-04-2012, 10:54 PM
A little mayhem resulted. After just 4 shots, I had broken and splintered solid wood baseboard trim and a damaged saw horse as a result of the explosive effect and pressure exerted by the water jugs bursting. Pretty amazing to me what it did!
Yes I know with that notch, it was already a weak spot, but man for it to do what it did really shocked me.
05-04-2012, 10:56 PM
That's a cool test! Thanks for sharing.
05-05-2012, 07:04 AM
I have naver used Accubonds, but Nosler Partitions are my go to bullet in my .300 Wby for elk! Use Sierrs 117 gr spbt's in my .25-06 for deer & antelope.
Great way to look at bullet performance.
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
05-05-2012, 05:28 PM
Never thought of using the water jugs like that. Thanks for the idea.
05-05-2012, 05:51 PM
I usually just save up some empty milk jugs until I have enough, but I had not done any testing at 25 yards to really stress the bullets. It had all been at 100 and 300 so far, so I didn't want to wait and I just went down and bought some cheap 89 cent gallon jugs of water for the test. It gives you a pretty good idea how that bullet is going to perform for you, and it's a kick in the pants! Now at 300 yards it's a bit difficult to get them to line up perfectly with your shot angle to keep them from slipping out the side. I want to try some 400 and 500 yard tests this summer so I'm going to look for a larger jug for those tests to see if I can find some empty jugs of something that would work. It should be fun!
05-05-2012, 10:41 PM
Wow great job brother, makes me want to try something similar with my loads.
05-05-2012, 11:18 PM
Thank you! Now you all are going to want to try your loads out at 25 and probably 100 yards at least! Hooked you deep I think. You are going to want to see and know how your own loads work that you are shooting. Just another addiction that is part of this whole outdoors shooting hunting stuff. I am so sorry!
05-06-2012, 05:55 AM
wow... impressive. I am surprised with the results of the 30-06....
05-06-2012, 10:03 AM
Since it appears you guys liked this, I'll put up a few more pictures from some testing I did at 100 and 300 yards. I think it build confidence in your cartridge and what you are shooting in it. I had done this last summer of early fall if I remember correctly at the 100 and 300 yards.
Set-up for 100 yard testing
A little mayhem as the result of exploding gallon jugs!
6mm Remington 90 gr. E-tip - 3140 fps : 30-06 165 gr. Accubond 2940 fps : 6mm 100 gr. Partition 3100 fps
05-06-2012, 10:12 AM
Now how is this for brave? I set up my chronograph in front of the jugs at 300 yards so I could have a true fps at that distance. I know, you can figure that from your muzzle fps, bullet BC, and distance, but I thought it would be fun to do it this way. I was VERY careful when I shot to make sure I didn't drill the chronograph.
2487 fps through the chrono with the 90 gr. E-tip started at 3140-3160 fps. Error reading appears after I photograph the screen with the digital camera. No idea why.
Great mushroom and performance after going through 4 jugs and slipping out the back side of number four and missing number 5. IT bounced off the target board and was on the ground!
I was not able to locate the 165 gr. Accubond out of my 30-06 after it slipped out after going through about jug number 4 also. At distance I think bigger jugs of some type would help.
05-06-2012, 10:22 AM
And the real world. Here is a 180 gr. Accubond from my son's 300 WSM and his big cow elk this year at 90-100 yards. He broke ribs going in on her right side. The bullet was angled as such that it smashed the lower portion of her spine, angled down and then went out her left shoulder and broker her shoulder. It was about 2" under the hide in the meat in the center of her shoulder. I think that's pretty amazing performance and it really held together well.
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