Ballistics by the inch

Interesting development.

Interesting – for the first time, I’ve seen someone use the BBTI data as a baseline for whether or not to trust claims by an ammo manufacturer about the performance of other ammo which we haven’t tested. Here’s the quote from a discussion on THR:

As Mayo has already said, it’s from Corbon. If you will check Corbons velocity claim for other loads with the ballistic by the inch’s real gun tests of the same loads, you will see they are very close. Therefore I’m comfortable with using the Corbon site data for this load.

Perhaps a subtle distinction, but to a certain extent it moves our data into the category of being the trusted independent research by which other things are measured. Very interesting, indeed.

Jim Downey

(Oh, something else: my latest article is up on, and now my byline also has links to all my other articles, if you’re interested.)

May 20, 2011 - Posted by | .380 ACP, 9mm Luger (9x19), Data, Discussion.

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