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Old 03-07-2010, 12:36 PM
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I would to see how my bullet of choice will hold together on impact. ( on deer ) Can anyone suggest a simulation which would allow me to test this? I've heard shooting in to a bucket of sand. Any thoughts on this?

It's the Harvester 300 grn Scorpion PT Gold by the way.

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Old 03-07-2010, 12:49 PM
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bucket of sand works good. I like to use a cement like mixture. Soaking wet news paper is also great but its hard to catch the bullets in it. I used 16" of soaking wet news paper tightly compacted into a plastic tube and a 348gr powerbelt zipped right through it like a hot knife through butter.


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Old 03-07-2010, 03:12 PM
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Thanks MTdevel. Will a five gallon bucket hold a round?
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:16 PM
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yep it will do perfectly. It only takes about 7" sand to stop the bullet. I used to use 5lb coffee cans to catch bullets.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:25 PM
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I did a test a while back with a bucket of sand. I have tested roundballs and Hornady Great Plains.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:39 PM
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Depending on the weight of the bullet, I would use multiple stacks of bound newspaper first soaked in a drum of water which total 36 - 48 inches if you can find enough of them. Lay them end to end and then shoot into the stack lengthwise.

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