Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

12 Gauge

10 Percent Ballistic Gelatin

The table presents 10% ballistic gelatin tests for Federal, Hevi-Shot, Hornady, Remington, Sabot Designs and Winchester.

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance*

(feet)

Federal

2 ¾"

#4 Buckshot

(F1274B)

1253 15.6 0.962 20.6 24 10

3 ½" Magnum

#1 Buckshot

1088 17.6 2.121 40 24 10

2 ¾"

00 Buckshot

(LE1274 00)

1182 20.1 0.690 53.8 18.5 45

3" Magnum

1 ½ oz Slug

(F131 RS)

1587 13.6 1.366 542 24 10

2 ¾"

1 oz Hydra-Shok Slug

(LE127 RS)

1261 14.3 0.782 428 20 10
Hevi-Shot

3" Magnum

T Buckshot

(43030)

1259 12.7 1.333 640 20 10
Hornady

Critical Defense

00 Buckshot

(86240)

1576 16.3 0.684 54 20 10
Remington

000 Buckshot

(12B000)

1320 20.1 0.814 68 20 10
Sabot Designs

8gr

MIL-F-8167

Flechettes

(FA-12)

1931 Yaw (6.0)

No Yaw (32.0)

NA 8 24 10
Winchester

2 ¾"

#7.5 Birdshot

(XU12H7)

1317 5.9 2.878 1.2 24 10

2 ¾"

#8 Birdshot

(U128)

1111 5.1 2.845 1.0 24 10

3" Magnum

#1 Buckshot

(XB1231)

1015 16.7 1.697 40 20 10

* - Distance from muzzle to ballistic gelatin block.