Testing your rounds! – Ballistics by the Inch :: Home

When you begin testing it is essential to gather data on volocity of the rounds chosen to use for self defense and practice. This information assists with understanding what your round may or may not do depending on distance to target, whether the target is bare skin/hide or protected in some form. It will also allow you to better understand ballistic preformance when encountering barriers such as standard mobile home walls or brick and everything in between.
This site allows the individual interested in self defense but not financially able to invest in extended testing utilizing chronographs, gelatin and more to gauge velocities. Additional information can be found via several great gel test sites available. Remember, every single firearm regardless its mass production beginnings is different in some form. It could be a simple burr or variation in rifling that allows a minute but discernable difference in both handling and capability.

However, for the average shooter, none of this matters. Though testing a minimum of 250 of your chosen self defense load should always be completed prior to settling on one.

Remember, test everything, have backups and always be prepared.

Free the mind and the body will follow



About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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8 Responses to Testing your rounds! – Ballistics by the Inch :: Home

  1. shootinjh says:

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. jeffreycanthony says:

    Have loved this site for a long time.

    One thing i’ve really found it useful for is comparing which firearm / caliber to look towards… sometimes you get near enough the same results from a .22 vs .22 magnum in those micro NAA revolvers for instance…. many purchase the magnum because their penis says so, yet get the same results out of a far cheaper and more available ammunition.


  3. I have a question.
    Should everything go into melt down and barter becomes the name of trading.
    Ammunition is going to rank pretty highly in the top five of trade-ables.
    Short of giving each round a shake listening for the powder and checking the primer is intact, how is the survivalist going to know what they have bought short of wasting one up the spout.


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