Hey guys!.. Im thinking about making some ballistic gel for testing the different rounds and calibers I have.. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> <o></o> As I understand it there are basically two ways to do / achieve this.<o></o> <o></o> http://www.customcartridge.com/pdfs/BallisticGel.pdf <o></o> Buy (true) ballistic gel @ $300 for 25lbs <o></o> Add some Cinnamon oil (for clarity) <o></o> Boil, mix, stir, cool, etc. etc.. <o></o> <o></o> http://www.myscienceproject.org/gelatin.html <o></o> Use one pound of regular gelatin powder for every one gallon of water <o></o> Stir the powder in carefully, trying to moisten all of the granules without adding too much air to the mixture<o></o> Set the gel mixture in the refrigerator to chill and hydrate (a process known as blooming) for two hours.<o></o> Set the gelatin over a pan of water and heated it until it melted. A candy thermometer was used to make sure the gelatin mixture didnt get hotter than 130 degrees. During the melting process, we stirred carefully to minimize air getting trapped in the gelatin<o></o> Use specially constructed 6 x 6 x 16 molds coated inside with silicone spray for easy release.<o></o> The gel was set to chill in the refrigerator for 36 hours before use. We carried it to the testing site in insulated containers and unmolded it before testing.<o></o> <o></o> My question to the team is has anyone ever tried either of these methods?? If so what are you thoughts (is it worth it) did it work as you expected it too? Or am I just wasting my time??. <o></o> <o></o> Thanks for your time team and have a great one everybody!.. <o></o> Wanna kill these ads? We can help!