Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Hornady Ammunition 22 Magnum (WMR) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger LCR with a 1.87-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 18.94-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.22-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 Hornady Ammunition 22 Magnum (WMR) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 22 Magnum (WMR).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 22 Magnum (WMR) compare to other 22 WMR (22 Magnum) ?
|50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14.9||15.8||19.5||20.5||24|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.22||0.22||0.22||0.22||0.22|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||44.8||45||45||45||45|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1013||1036||1048||1054||1055|