Ballistics Gel Testing


To make the gel I used a one part unflavored gelatine powder(from bulkbarn) to 8 parts water. So I started with two pounds(about six cups) of powder:

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Then I added it to 48 cup of water then pored it into the mold I will be using:

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Then let chill in the fridge for a few hours before melting it all down:

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Then it’s back in the mold to set for a few days to get this:

 

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So I took it to my friend’s house to test it with his air guns:

Ruger® Air Hawk .177 Caliber

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Crosman American Classic Pump Pistol (.177)

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And the bullets:

Crosman Destroyer (.177)

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Crosman Pointed pellet(.177)

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We tested shooting at the gel at different distances and with different guns and bullets. Here where are results(by the distance they penetrated  into the gel):

Rifle with the destroyer ammo:

  • 20 yards: 3.5 inches

  • 10 yards: 3.5 inches

  • Point blank: 3.5 inches

Rifle with the pointed ammo:

  • 20 yards: 6 inches

  • 10 yards: 7.25 inches

  • Point Blank: 8 inches

Pistol with destroyer ammo:

  • 10 yards: 2.5 inches

Pistol With pointed ammo:

  • 10 yards 4.5 inches

 

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We also tested his compound bow, which destroyed it:

 

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Well that’s it.

-Sebastien

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