Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Fiocchi Ammunition 357 Magnum ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 20.82-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.478-inches, retaining 100% of the projectile's original weight.
On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Fiocchi Ammunition 357 Magnum ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 357 Magnum.
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|500rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 158gr XTP Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||18.5||20.3||20.8||21.6||22.9|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.49||0.55|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||157.9||158||158||158||158|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1031||1038||1050||1060||1067|