10MM Fenix FXP Ammunition 180gr Speer Gold Dot Gel Test

Penetration and Velocity test, using Clear Ballistics Gel, of the Fenix 10MM FXP 180gr Speer Gold Dot.

Video includes brief spcification overview of the cartridge, and a one shot test.  Test pistols are
Dan Wesson Classic 4′ barrel.
Para Elite Hunter 6′ barrel
Advertised velocity is 1300 fps.  Chronograph velocities are shown in the video. Along with before and after shots of the 180gr Speer Gold Dot measuring expansion.

 

Ammunition & Testing Details

Cartridge is from Ammo Manufacture: Fenix Ammunition 180gr Gold Dot

Ballistics Information: 10mm Auto
Advertised Muzzle Velocity: 1300 fps
Muzzle Energy: 675 ft. lbs
Brass Make/Headstamp: JAG – Brass
Bullet Make/Weight/Construction/Info; Length 0.6355”/Dia. 0.4000”: 180gr Gold Dot
HP depth  HP 0.2200 / mouth 0.2415”
Actual weigh 180.0 grains  Crimp Line Diameter 0.3990”
MEPLAT   0.2500”   (concaved base)
C.O.A.L.: 1.2500”
Primer: Large Pistol Brass color
Case: Diameter 0.4200” Crimp Diameter 0.4200” (medium crimp)Length 0.9880”
Powder Description/Positive ID/Type/Charge Weight: Hodgdon LongShot  9.4 grains

Test Gun: Dan Wesson

Barrel length: 4 inches.

Test media: Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Pro Chronograph with sky screens.

Ammunition Performance in Clear Ballistics Gel

Five shot velocity average: 1284fps

Penetration = 15 inches

Expansion = .566inch

Weight Retained = 169.7 grains

Test Gun: Para Elite Hunter

Barrel length: 6 inches.

Test media: Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Pro Chronograph with sky screens.

Ammunition Performance in Clear Ballistics Gel

Five shot velocity average: 1360fps

Penetration = 17 inches

Expansion = .611inch

Weight Retained = 148.5 grains

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