Monday, March 21, 2016

Hydraulic Tests

Matt at LFD Research has a series of "high energy" research projects up on YouTube. In the one below, he looks at the hydraulic energy transfer of different weights of .223/5.56 bullets.

Frankly, I was a bit surprised by the destructive potential of 40 grain bullets. I can see why they are good for varmint hunting. It does make me wonder what a gelatin test would show insofar as penetration.

Matt has been a guest on The Polite Society Podcast in the past to talk about his research. I think this type of home-grown amateur research is interesting because it is something that we can all do.


  1. That IS interesting... I'm surprised the 55gr did so little damage too. I wonder if that bottle's top wasn't as tight as the others?

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