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from the bench
continued from p. 41

In a Jan. 5 press release, Cor-Bon
announced an alliance with DRT
and that it would load TerminalShocks in its self-defense, hunting
and law enforcement ammunition.

Testing DRT Ammunition
To evaluate DRT's rifle ammunition, in this case 60-gr., .223 Rem.
and 175-gr., .308 Win., I first tested
it on Perma-Gel blocks and steel
targets, then hunted whitetail deer
with it at East Fork Ranch in Albany,
Mo. This was followed by accuracy
testing using American Rifleman's
stringent criteria of five consecutive,
five-shot groups at 100 yds. Shooting
into Perma-Gel blocks, which measure 171/2" in length, revealed the
60-gr., 0.224"-diameter TerminalShock penetrated approximately
2" before upset began, with a
majority of the damage within the
first 6". Only a few shards of jacket
penetrated farther. The wound
channel characteristics of the load
could best be described as "dramatic." Such performance was also
realized in the field.
When a cull buck presented a
broadside shot at 106 yds., using a
CZ Model 527 I placed a 60-gr.
TerminalShock into the left shoulder.
The bullet penetrated muscle and
bone (scapula), then entered into
the chest cavity before aggressively
fragmenting, resulting in extensive
damage to the vital organs. Mimicking their performance in PermaGel, a few jacket shards impacted
the offside ribs, but there was no
exit. Because the bullet entered the

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chest cavity before fragmenting,
as advertised, there was no loss of
edible meat. Although the bullet
didn't exit, the animal traveled only
about 70 yds. before succumbing-the recovery was quick. For the
.22-cal. center-fire deer hunter using
the .223 Rem., it certainly improves
the lethality of the chambering-
and talk about an effective load for
home-defense in an AR-style rifle.
Prior to testing the 175-gr.,
.308 Win. load, Worrell forewarned
of what to expect-both in the
Perma-Gel and on a whitetail deer.
He was correct in both instances.
The larger, tougher bullet penetrated slightly deeper into the
block before fragmenting, resulting
in an exit; however, the majority of
damage occurred between about
6" and 10". Its terminal damage too
could be considered "extensive."
On a dry doe, taken nearing dark
at about 50 yds. with a Thompson/
Center Icon, the 0.308"-diameter
TerminalShock entered immediately

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