Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES > Ammo and Reloading
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Ammo and Reloading Factory Ammunition, Reloading, Components, Load Data and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-05-2012, 10:31 AM
plouffedaddy's Avatar
plouffedaddy plouffedaddy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 447
iTrader: 30 / 100%
Default Remington #4 Buckshot Gel Test




Just finished up the testing of the #4 buckshot round from Remington (#12B4) Here are the conditions and results.

Test conditions:
-20'' Remington 870 barrel (no aftermarket chokes, as it comes from the factory)
-300 feet above sea level
-Test rounds fired from 10 feet
-FBI spec Clear Ballistics gel block (more on this below)
-4 layers of denim

Results:
-1234 fps average velocity
-11.5-15'' of penetration
-3'' pattern

The manufacture of the gel block, Clear Ballistics, claims their gel meets FBI specs for testing. I calibrate my gel per their specs prior to testing and use 4 layers of denim per IWBA protocol.

However, by no means am I saying this test is a substitute for the great work industry professionals like Dr. Roberts and others do. I'm just a shooter that likes to learn about the products I use.

Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, and a discussion of the results:

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-06-2012, 8:19 PM
tankerman's Avatar
tankerman tankerman is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: California
Posts: 24,258
iTrader: 11 / 100%
Default

I'm curious about Hevi-shot. Ever test it?


I keep in #2 Hevy-shot (goose load) our 870 at home.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-06-2012, 8:26 PM
10mm's Avatar
10mm 10mm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,118
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Cool touch putting your Pony in the background.
__________________
I rock a Glock 20 & 21
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-06-2012, 9:25 PM
cycle61 cycle61 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 385
iTrader: 17 / 100%
Default

That looks like it would spoil your whole afternoon.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-07-2012, 6:47 AM
plouffedaddy's Avatar
plouffedaddy plouffedaddy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 447
iTrader: 30 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10mm View Post
Cool touch putting your Pony in the background.
Thanks but I don't put it there intentionally. In reality I'm just too lazy to walk too far so I usually just park close

Quote:
I'm curious about Hevi-shot. Ever test it?


I keep in #2 Hevy-shot (goose load) our 870 at home.

I haven't, sorry.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-07-2012, 4:20 PM
Cowboy T's Avatar
Cowboy T Cowboy T is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: PAULestine, USA
Posts: 3,634
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Looks like #4 Buck would do the trick without risking too much overpenetration in a home defense situation. Thanks for doing this vid.
__________________
"San Francisco Liberal With A Gun"
F***ing with people's heads, one gun show at a time. Hallelujah!
http://www.sanfranciscoliberalwithagun.com (reloading info w/ videos)
http://www.liberalsguncorner.com (podcast)
http://www.youtube.com/sfliberal (YouTube channel)
----------------------------------------------------
To be a true Liberal, you must be 100% pro-Second Amendment. Anything less is inconsistent with liberalism.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-07-2012, 7:32 PM
weezil_boi's Avatar
weezil_boi weezil_boi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,333
iTrader: 59 / 100%
Default

yup. I think #4 is perfect for HD.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:54 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.