I have been thinking about conducting a .243Win ammo expansion experiment, that is using homemade ballistic gel in 20x20x50cm blocks.
Purpose is to try and visually understand:
a. expansion characteristics of various bullet designs
b. expansion characteristics of bullets at ranges from 100 to 200 yds
c. expansion characteristics of bullets at various weights (55g to 100g)
d. penetration ability of bullets at various ranges and bullet designs + weight classes
e. how the a-e can be applied in understanding practical hunting applications and appropriate usage on various types of game and various ranges to ensure the most ethical kill
I need a bit of input from the forum of course, in the shape of:
a. one (or two) best powder that will serve as the default propellant for the experiment (working with both light and heavier bullets - or one for each end of the scale)
b. I need to procure 2 bullets each of a variety of manufacturers, weights and designs that the forum recommends based on popular usage on uk deer and vermin species. How this can be accomodated one can always discuss
Hope to hear the input of the forum members, and whether they/you believe this would be a valuable experiment to conduct over the course of the winter months.