Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Winchester Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 14.18-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.91-inches, retaining 97% 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 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 45 ACP (Auto).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|500rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||12.7||13||14||15||16.2|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.79||0.79||0.95||0.99||1.03|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||216.7||220.3||226.2||228.5||228.9|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||854||968||968||990||997|