10% Ballistic Gelatin Test of the

.223 55 and 64 grain HOSTAGE RESCUE CARTRIDGE

 

 

6-7 Inches of penetration while producing a wound cavity of 4 1/2 inches in diameter.

2 inches into gelatin.
4 inches into gelatin.

Due to the the design of the bullet when it impacts flesh it results in extreme hydro-static displacement and lateral dispersion. The result is massive permanent tissue damage. This photo, 4 inches into the gelatin has a 4 " wound cavity.

6 inches into gelatin.
7 inches into gelatin.