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Old 04-28-2020, 12:39 PM
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Federal 9mm 124gr Hydra-Shok in Vyse Ballistic Gel.



Test Gun: Sig P320, P365
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Federal 9mm 124gr Hydra-Shok
Test media: 10% Vyse Ballistics Gel, Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 1027, 981fps
BB Calibration: 3.25 inches.

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Old 04-28-2020, 06:21 PM
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I thought the hydra shok was outdated and obsolete technology. It still looks really effective to me with good expansion. Better than several rounds tested by Luckygunner.
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Old 04-28-2020, 07:01 PM
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Thank you for sharing your tests. I look forward to everything you post.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:01 AM
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I thought the hydra shok was outdated and obsolete technology. It still looks really effective to me with good expansion. Better than several rounds tested by Luckygunner.
Hang in there......someone will chime in and say itís not the same Bullet as it once was.
Itís big brother is the HST (Hydra Shok Two).
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:15 AM
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Hang in there......someone will chime in and say itís not the same Bullet as it once was.
Itís big brother is the HST (Hydra Shok Two).
Ohh good
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Old 04-29-2020, 01:36 PM
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Wonder why the change, per the FBI, to the organic based gel vs the old clear gel?
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Old 04-29-2020, 04:04 PM
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Wonder why the change, per the FBI, to the organic based gel vs the old clear gel?
The FBI has never used clear gel. Clear gel was developed as a substitute for the organic gel and is claimed by the manufacture to replicate the original gel.
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Old 04-29-2020, 04:37 PM
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I thought the hydra shok was outdated and obsolete technology. It still looks really effective to me with good expansion. Better than several rounds tested by Luckygunner.
It might be outdated & obsolete but it's still part of Federal's premium line, still functions flawlessly in my Norinco, Springfield & RIA compact (230gr for all). And at 48 cents a round compared to a buck or better for any other JHP SD round, I'll stick with what's tried & true.

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Old 04-30-2020, 07:04 AM
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I have seen far worse choices!
Itís more than adequate!
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Old 04-30-2020, 10:00 AM
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The FBI has never used clear gel. Clear gel was developed as a substitute for the organic gel and is claimed by the manufacture to replicate the original gel.
From your test results it seems obvious there is a difference between the two
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Old 05-01-2020, 07:41 AM
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Great test and write up, thanks for posting.
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:26 AM
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This was my favorite round in all calibers back in the late '80s and '90s. Still a decent round, but I would agree that there's better options out there now these days.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:52 AM
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I agree, but dead canít be deader......
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