Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

45 ACP

10 Percent Ballistic Gelatin

The table presents 10% ballistic gelatin tests for Americast Bullets, CCI, Cor-Bon, Federal, Hornady, PMC, RBCD, Remington, Speer, and Winchester.

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance *

(feet)

Americast Bullets

250gr

Hard Cast FP

827 32.7 NA 250 5.0 10
CCI

Shotshell

#9 Birdshot

(3745)

1062 4.3 0.803 120 3.8 10
Cor-Bon

185gr

+P DPX

(DPX45185)

1032 18.1 0.315 185 3.8 10

185gr

+P DPX

(DPX45185)

1050 16.2 0.283 185 5.0 10

165gr

+P Pow'R Ball

(PB45165)

1132 11.8 0.390 165 3.8 10
Federal

165gr

Expanding FMJ

935 8.5 0.421 165 3.0 10

165gr

Expanding FMJ

1054 8.8 0.464 165 3.8 10

165gr

Expanding FMJ

1255 10.6 0.495 165 16.6 10

165gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS3H)

935 8.5 0.412 165 3.0 10

165gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS3H)

933 9.8 0.423 165 3.8 10

165gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS3H)

1215 11.0 0.269 165 16.6 10

230gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS1)

786 12.1 0.382 230 3.0 10

230gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS1)

815 12.7 0.412 230 3.8 10
Hornady

230gr

+P XTP

(9096)

794 12.3 0.345 230 3.8 10

230gr

+P XTP

(9096)

888 13.1 0.411 230 5.0 10
PMC

230gr

Starfire JHP

(45SFA)

755 12.9 0.351 230 3.8 10
RBCD

90gr

TF/SP

1934 12.0 0.269 90 3.8 10
Remington

185gr

Golden Saber

(GS45APA)

993 12.7 0.422 185 5.0 10
Speer

200gr

+P Gold Dot

(23969)

1020 12.4 0.346 200 3.8 10

230gr

SB Gold Dot

(23975)

775 14.3 0.302 230 3.8 10
Winchester

230gr

+P Ranger-T

(RA45TP)

891 13.3 0.471 230 5.0 10

230gr

SXT

823 13.4 0.317 230 3.8 10

230gr

SXT

>
849 14.2 0.385 230 5.0 10

* - Distance from muzzle to ballistic gelatin block.