Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Remington 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 14.78-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.44-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 Remington 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 Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||11.6||12.7||14.9||17.3||17.4|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.36||0.45||0.5||0.54|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||124.8||125||125||125||125|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||839||893||917||919||920|
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This excellent ammo at a great price! In my 6" Model 27 groups were excellent at 25 and 50 yards. This Plus P load is snappy and will make an excellent small game as well as defense round.
I would recommend this to anybody. Do yourself a favor burn this thru your standard 357 Magnum guns and you will see your shooting improve, and your guns will stay tight longer.
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I carry a .357 chiappa 2" and use this ammo for concealed cary and Personal defense. I have used gallon water jugs and is the best penetration rounds I have purchased. Outstanding round!