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    I came across this in a magizine article. I'd like to pick one up for rifle and pistol, has anyone tried them out?

    http://www.thebullettesttube.com/



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    Have not. I'd like to; I've seen pictures of what my HydraShoks look like after they've been dug out of ballistic gel; I'd like to recreate that and also get some penetration data (wound diameter and depth are both important to defense rounds). The only possible caveatI see with this product is that it's less gel-like and more clay-like, meaning what you see is theextent of temporary cavity, NOT permanent, which is more important (the bullet may push tissue aside without damaging it).

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    I use gallon water jugs filled with water. I line them upsometimesten deep. Usualy six is enough though. When I fire a shot into them I can get a pretty good idea of relative penetration by which jug the bullet ends up in. Also some bullets fall apart and some hold up pretty well. It ends up being very interesting.

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    I always figured i could do some fancy enough stuff with some jello (or something else really, but it sounded cool) to make me happy if i wanted to.

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    Hi-power rifle + jug of water + 200yd = Good times had by all.

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    FogRider wrote:
    Hi-power rifle + jug of water + 200yd = Good times had by all.
    with how i shoot, i'd need a water tower. (dang familial tremor)

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    Keep in mind that while balistic gel is a good tool it does not take into account muscle density, or bones unless you add them. Someone who flexes or tightensa muscle before an impact of any sort is less likely to be as severely injured due to blunt force trama. Also "BG" only gives one mass it cannot take into account softer organs or in the case of the heart much harder tissue.

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    Looks interesting... a boxotruth for anyone?

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