Archive for June 7th, 2010

.357 Mag rounds vs. the “Mock Deer”

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
.357 Mag rounds vs. the “Mock Deer”

The first rounds I fired into the block (which I’m calling the mock deer for lack of a better label) were a selection of .357 magnum loads that performed well during my wax tube tests.  My goal was to simulate a long range impact from my carbine, but I didn’t want to risk shooting...
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.35 Remington Tests

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
.35 Remington Tests

I finally got around to re-testing the loads I have for my Marlin 336 in .35 Rem.  I really like this rifle since it is almost as light and handy as my 1894 but packs a little more punch and with the right loads can give me a 200 yard reach if I need...
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Building a Big game Simulator

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Building a Big game Simulator

I’ve spent a fair amount of my free time this summer firing various projectiles into sticky green wax in order to see what happens to said projectiles when they hit said wax.  For the most part, I’ve been enjoying the process (splitting the material in its solid state and spilling it in its molten...
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Terminal Performance: The .357 mag Carbine at 50 Yards

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Terminal Performance:  The .357 mag Carbine at 50 Yards

I test a variety of different .357 magnum rounds, from a Marlin carbine, for terminal performance. The original magnum takes on a whole new attitude in a long gun.
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.22 Rimfire Gel Tests

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
.22 Rimfire Gel Tests

I’m currently in the planning phase of a project that will involve a large amount of ballistics gel.  Before this undertaking, I wanted to get a feel for how the stuff behaves and how much of it I’m likely to need per shot.  I figured a good initial experiment would be to make up...
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Raw Power!! Shotgun Slugs Vs. The Bullet Test Tube

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Raw Power!!  Shotgun Slugs Vs. The Bullet Test Tube

Perhaps it’s a little strange that I’m fascinated with shotgun slugs.  After all, Vermont allows the use of centerfire rifles for all big game, so why would I want to bother with a firearm that is often considered to be inferior?  The short answer is that they poke a huge hole in whatever you...
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A Comparison of Test Media

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
A Comparison of Test Media

People wanting to test the terminal performance of their ammo (at least those of us who lack access to a ballistics lab) face the challenge of selecting a suitable test material.  Unfortunately, professional grade ballistics gel is expensive stuff and out of the question for us regular people who just want to test a...
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