Sunday, April 14, 2013

Golden Tiger 5.45x39 59gr FMJ Gel Test


Finished up the testing of the Golden Tiger 5.45x39 59gr FMJ round.  Here are the conditions and results. 

Test conditions: 
-SGL 31-61
-Test rounds fired from 15 feet 
-"FBI spec" (Their term, not mine...) Clear Ballistics gel block
 
Results: 
-2909 FPS, 1108 FT/LBS energy
-18'' of penetration 



Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, where the bullet started to tumble, and a discussion of the results: 


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