Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Winchester Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P40C with a 3.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 15.84-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.728-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 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 40 Smith & Wesson.
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|50rds - 40 S&W Winchester Ranger Talon 165gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14||15||15.2||16||19|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.46||0.75||0.77||0.8||0.86|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||163||164.3||164.9||165||165.8|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1070||1133||1139||1142||1152|