Lehigh Defense makes an extreme penetrator that is the closest thing to armor piercing. The projectile is solid copper with a special design that increases penetration over standard round nose or flat nose bullets. If you want to see how well these penetrators work, watch this video.
Lehigh Defense Xtreme Penetrator 9 mm Ammo Ballistic Get Test
12 gauge slugs have awesome power. Remington’s 3″ Magnum slugs are simply devastating. One way to witness this awesome power is to shoot slugs into ballistic gel. This enables you to see not only penetration into soft media but also the amazing shock wave.
The Remington “Slugger” 12 gauge ammo is loaded with a foster style projectile weighing 382 grains and exits the muzzle at 1875 fps.
If you have never measured or weighed brass cases then you most likely are not aware of dimensional differences, especially thickness. When I used to shoot the 45-70 Govt, i tried many different brand cases such as Winchester, Remington, Hornady and Starline. There is a huge difference in the weights and therefore thickness. Winchester is the thinnest and Starline the thickest.
Let me show you…
It’s very easy to see the case thickness differences but only if you cut the cases in half…otherwise just weigh your cases. The reason you might want to know the thickness is because it affects the case capacity or powder capacity. Thinner cases hold more powder. I preferred Winchester cases for the 45-70. They hold more powder and achieved greater velocities with the same pressure as the other cases. Starline are fantastic cases and top quality but powder capacity is limited in the 45-70.
A few years ago I used to shoot the 500 S&W Mag in a Thompson Center Encore rifle. I played with all kinds of bullets and powders. It was a lot of fun. The 500 S&W is a great cartridge with power to take the largest game on Earth including buffalo and elephant. Cast bullets make the 500 S&W really exciting. I shot cast bullets ranging from 300 grains to 700 grains.
Here are some of the loads I shot. The one on the far left is the 700 grain WFNGC. The max load will push it to 1340 fps from a 6″ barrel. The center round is the 600 grain LFNGC and will go about 1500 fps. The small one on the far right is the 440 grain FNGC. The 440 grain will do about 1750 fps.
That’s a 700 grain hard cast WFNGC bullet sitting in the 500 S&W case. The muzzle velocity is 1200 fps from a handgun barrel. Underwood Ammo offers the heaviest loads in all calibers than any other manufacturer.