05 October 2008
Hey RD, we did a penetration test with all of our guns. We used soaked phone books and news paper.
Whitworth shot the RD boolit out of his S&W but I don't remember the barrel length, 6” I think.
Anyway the darn thing went 33” without damage and the path was perfectly straight.
The only thing that beat it was a 420 gr, WFN, .475 boolit that went 37".
We were running out of paper as we kept replacing the damaged front books. When we got down to 36", the .475 boolit went through and stuck full length in a piece of fire wood in my wood bin. It split the wood too.
Every jacketed bullet we shot barely made 11", the larger calibers made as much as 14", some broke up.
But the real surprise was entrance damage. All jacketed bullets just made a hole but all of the cast boolits puckered out a huge crater that had us replacing books fast.
It goes to show how much better a flat meplat is.