Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Winchester Ammunition 38 Special 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 15.96-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.494-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 Winchester Ammunition 38 Special ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 38 Special.
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|500rds - 38 Special +P Winchester 125gr. Super-X Silvertip Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.6||15.6||16.1||17||17.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.48||0.49||0.5||0.5||0.5|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||124.3||124.8||124.8||124.9||125|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||844||855||867||884||905|