Australian Outback ammunition is made in Australia by ADI. From the information available on the manufacturers website, ADI produces ammunition for the military and civilian markets. The load tested here is intended for varmint hunting and is loaded with the Sierra BlitzKing bullet. Another unique feature of the ammunition is what ADI calls "Ballistic Temperature Independence". From my layman's understanding, it reads like ADI has developed powders that deliver consistent velocities from 5 to 125 degrees F.
Overall, I was really impressed with the packaging and appearance of the ammunition. It was clean, and securely packaged.
Step 1) Measure and record temperature and relative humidity.
Step 2) Run a 3 shot velocity average over a ProChrono Digital Chronograph at a distance of 25 years.
Step 3) Run various terminal test shots, with and without simulated clothing barriers, into a block of Clear Ballistics Gel that is calibrated to 10% Ordnance Gel density. Shot distance is 25 yards.
Step 4) Run a 600 fps calibration test bb shot into the Clear Ballistics gel block and record penetration depth to verify density.
Video Documentation of the Entire Test from Range to Bullet Recovery:
My Thoughts on This Load:
One of the most surprising things of this test was that 3 of the 5 test shots shared the same velocity. I'm not really sure if I should give credit to the ammunition, or if my chronograph isn't up the challenge of 25 yard velocity tests. Regardless, it was impressive.
I really liked the terminal performance of the BlitzKing bullet. Even at short barrel semi-auto velocities, the impacts were dramatic. Shoot this round from a 22 to 24 inch bolt action rifle and I bet you would get another 200 to 400 fps from this load. Should I ever fulfill my bucket list wish to spend a day on a prairie dog shoot, I would definitely include this load in my kit.
Disclaimer....This test should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation for the product(s) tested. All tests represent actual performance in ballistics testing media. Terminal performance in all other media will show different results. It is up to each individual to make their own personal decision on which specific ammunition to use for their needs. It's also critically important to test any ammo in YOUR SPECIFIC FIREARM before relying on it for any purpose.
Ammunition labeled as +P or +P+ should only be used in firearms that have been certified by the manufacturer as safe for the additional pressures generated by these ammunition types.