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Old 01-03-2020, 07:14 PM
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Hornady .25 ACP 35gr XTP in Clear Ballistics Gel.

Test Gun: FN Baby Browning
Barrel length: 2.11 inches.
Ammunition: Hornady .25 ACP 35gr XTP.
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 751fps
Gel Temperature 70 degrees.

In this test of the .25 ACP I tried out the Hornady 35gr XTP.

I got a five-shot average velocity of 751fps with a high of 791fps and a low of 714fps. I had one failure to feed when shooting the five-shot group and it set the bullet back. So I ended up with a 4 shot group.

Four shots at five yards offhand.

The first shot in the bare gel had a velocity of 805fps and penetrated to 10.5 inches. I actually got some expansion with this bullet at .31 inches. The recovered weight was 34.8 grains. The second roundís velocity was 729fps and it penetrated to 16.25 inches. There was no expansion and the recovered weight was 34.8 grains.

The two bullets in the heavy clothing gel had no expansion and both penetrated to 10 inches. The first bulletís velocity was 765fps and the second was 725fps. Weight of the two bullets was 34.7 and 34.8 grains.

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Old 01-03-2020, 08:38 PM
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Well darn. Looks like my chosen .25 auto ammo is not effective at all, does the gold dot offering do better?
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:23 PM
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I was actually a little surprised when I got my baby Browning.

I had I think it was some Fiochi FMJ for it that would go clean through three sheets of nominal 1/2" plywood spaced about an inch apart from about ten feet. I really did not think that it would perform that well.
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