SLW Barrel Shootout – Black Hills 69gr Ammo Performance

The eighth ammo we are posting the data for is Black Hills 69gr MatchKing HP. Black Hills is well known in the ammo industry and their 69gr load is one of the most popular.

All Chrono data was measured by a LabRadar Doppler Chronograph and the data was pulled from the strings saved to its SD card

All target measurements were done with OnTarget Precision Calculator software.


 

The Black Hills 69gr shot an average of 2583.093333 fps between the 60 shots fired. Black Hills 69gr had a higher than average velocity (kind of expected with a 69gr load) and had an Averaged Standard Deviation over 6 series of 10 shots of 21.16 FPS which was about average for all SD’s recorded in testing. The graph below shows the shot to shot velocity of each string and also the average of each string at the end (data point 11). Further down is the raw data that this graph was generated from.

black-hills-69gr-data

Ballistic Advantage (Series 1) Ballistic Advantage (Series 2)
Stats – Average 2605.77 fps Stats – Average 2585.56 fps
Stats – Highest 2633.3 fps Stats – Highest 2631.99 fps
Stats – Lowest 2583.06 fps Stats – Lowest 2541.58 fps
Stats – Ext. Spread 50.24 fps Stats – Ext. Spread 90.42 fps
Stats – Std. Dev 18.78 fps Stats – Std. Dev 27.23 fps
Shot ID V0 11/12/2016 Shot ID V0 11/13/2016
1 2603 15:16:28 1 2632 13:11:21
2 2583 15:16:50 2 2570 13:11:36
3 2587 15:17:06 3 2601 13:11:58
4 2585 15:17:21 4 2585 13:12:16
5 2592 15:17:39 5 2554 13:12:35
6 2630 15:17:56 6 2580 13:13:31
7 2610 15:18:14 7 2576 13:13:51
8 2610 15:18:31 8 2612 13:14:17
9 2633 15:18:46 9 2603 13:14:32
10 2623 15:19:01 10 2542 13:14:51
Criterion (Series 1) Criterion (Series 2)
Stats – Average 2557.86 fps Stats – Average 2601.25 fps
Stats – Highest 2578.37 fps Stats – Highest 2626.95 fps
Stats – Lowest 2534.95 fps Stats – Lowest 2574.89 fps
Stats – Ext. Spread 43.42 fps Stats – Ext. Spread 52.06 fps
Stats – Std. Dev 13.6 fps Stats – Std. Dev 16.72 fps
Shot ID V0 11/12/2016 Shot ID V0 11/13/2016
1 2578 15:39:16 1 2627 15:27:32
2 2553 15:39:36 2 2605 15:27:55
3 2543 15:41:29 3 2596 15:28:23
4 2535 15:41:43 4 2620 15:28:41
5 2563 15:41:58 5 2575 15:29:00
6 2559 15:42:15 6 2588 15:29:25
7 2561 15:42:34 7 2583 15:29:46
8 2574 15:42:48 9 2603 15:30:13
9 2547 15:43:03 10 2617 15:30:31
10 2565 15:43:15 11 2599 15:30:50
LaRue (Series 1) LaRue (Series 2)
Stats – Average 2583.57 fps Stats – Average 2564.55 fps
Stats – Highest 2617.97 fps Stats – Highest 2596.57 fps
Stats – Lowest 2531.79 fps Stats – Lowest 2524.69 fps
Stats – Ext. Spread 86.18 fps Stats – Ext. Spread 71.88 fps
Stats – Std. Dev 26.08 fps Stats – Std. Dev 24.53 fps
Shot ID V0 11/12/2016 Shot ID V0 11/13/2016
1 2532 17:48:59 1 2573 10:43:32
2 2565 17:49:19 2 2571 10:44:00
3 2618 17:49:37 3 2554 10:44:32
4 2614 17:49:56 4 2583 10:45:03
5 2589 17:50:17 5 2569 10:45:32
6 2573 17:50:30 6 2542 10:46:35
7 2599 17:50:49 7 2536 10:46:53
8 2582 17:51:16 8 2595 10:47:18
9 2599 17:51:43 9 2597 10:47:40
10 2565 17:52:01 10 2525 10:48:00

Next are the targets, each barrel shot one 10 round(*) and 2 5 round groups for a total of 58 rounds fired on target. Barrel 1 had the smallest 5 round group of all the testing with a 0.969 MOA target and a 5 shot group average of 1.441 MOA averaged between all 6 groups.  Sadly this was the first 10 round group fired through the second barrel.  We failed to make the correction during the optic swap and the first two shots for the black hills are off paper.  All chronograph data was captured but we had to adjust and fire the remaining 8 rounds.

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