Saturday, June 22, 2013

Federal 5.56 Mod0 62gr Mod0 SOST Gel Test

Finished up the testing of the Federal 5.56 62gr Mod0 OTM SOST round.  Here are the conditions and results. 

Test conditions: 
-16'' CHF PSA barrel
-Test rounds fired from 15 feet 
-"FBI spec" (Their term, not mine...) Clear Ballistics gel block
Chrono Data: 
-2997 feet per second
-1235 foot pounds of energy 

-1st shot passed through 32'' of gel
-2nd shot stopped at 32''
-Fragmentation occurred along the way

Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, both shots into the gel, and a discussion of the results:

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