Day in the desert with balistic samples.
Target frame cost $.50. (Home Depot cut off wood)
Target frame stand $0.00 (PVC pipe from when I re-did the sprinklers)
Time to make 15 mins. Is reusable.
Stand is 1ea 1" X 4" ripped with table saw to make 2ea 1" X 3/4" legs and
2 rails to staple targets to.
Balistics test material (highly scientific, lol) 4ea 1 gallon milk jugs filled with water
Rounds tested into milk jugs
1. Remington Green and yellow box 155 gr JHP 40 cal S&W
2. Federal blue box 180 gr JHP 40 cal S&W
3. Winchester Bonded PDX1 165 gr JHP 40 cal S&W
4. Hornady 180 gr XTP JHP 40 cal S&W
Hornady and Winchester went totally through the jugs. No slugs found
Federal went half way through and went to pieces with inadequate expansion.
Remington faired the best IMO by fully expanding and stopping 1" from the backside.
The Remington round is the least expensive of the bunch, provided the best (visable) expansion,
and did not suffer from over penetration.
Distance from the target jugs was 15 yrds, aimed center mass
of the jugs while bench resting across a table to ensure best consistancy of center hits.
Photos are terrible, I know, cheap cam...
And no, the truck was not parked there during shooting...