Compilation of ballistic tests from rangehot


I get a lot of folks inquiring about the ballistic tests I have done so I thought it would be easy to link them all in one post. For each test Clear Ballistics gel was used. Specific details are contained in the reviews.  Velocity and performance were compared over several rounds fired, from about 25 feet away. Guns used were test samples and links to those reviews are within the ballistic test.  I will continue to update and add to the list as more rounds and calibers are tested.

.22 Winchester Magnum rimfire pistol vs carbine 

.380 Automatic 

.380 Automatic pistol vs carbine 

9mm Luger 

9mm Luger pistol vs carbine 

.40 Smith and Wesson 

10mm Auto 

.44 Smith and Wesson Special 

.45 Automatic 

.45 Automatic pistol vs carbine 

.45-70 revolver vs rifle 

5.56×45/.223 Remington 7.5″ and 11.5″ SBR vs 16″ carbine.

.30 Carbine 

300 AAC Blackout/300 Whisper 

SIG Sauer air guns 

rangehot-1-6 rangehot-2 44 Special Ballistic test-1-4 RH-1

300 BLk Lehigh BPM SBR-5 _45 Auto-2-2 10mm Auto-3



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6 Responses to Compilation of ballistic tests from rangehot

  1. Barbara October 14, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    This is an interesting article, I enjoyed it and did learn a lot. Thank you

  2. RP October 15, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Thanks for more data. I noticed some HST rounds in the 9 and 40 had really low velocities but more that adequate penetration/expansion. I see the article says several rounds. Just confirming because a 647 fps round is really slow. Thanks again just asking for comment/confirmation. Great Job!

    • Hunter Elliott October 16, 2016 at 12:34 am #

      Good catch.
      The 9mm HST should read 947 fps. I will correct the chart now. Thank you.

  3. Rob D. April 11, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

    Very well done,

    If you’re up to it and if you have a handgun to do it, a carbine vs handgun comparison of the .30 carbine round would be interesting.

    So would a .38 Special handgun vs rifle comparison. It seems like the top .38+P might catch or maybe surpass the top 9mm if both were coming out of rifles.


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