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#6796452 - 06/17/17 08:49 PM so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below
CharlieSierraDelta Offline
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There is a long back story to this and a lengthy thread on arfcom about this, but in a nutshell, me and a friend were testing steel penetration on some A36 3/8", Ar500 1/4" and 3/8".

We had a bunch of rifles and different ammunition and were shooting steel square at 15 yards. We thought we had our bases covered....We didnt. My buddy Dustin took a round to the face. Went in about 2 inches and he dug it out before going to the ER. 6 stitches later we were back at the range shooting pistols. We are saving the rest of the test for another day. lol.

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#6796462 - 06/17/17 09:10 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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#6796474 - 06/17/17 09:23 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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I'll bet THAT smarted.

Sometimes you learn the hard way, even when you think you've got your bases covered...been there, done that, got the teeshirt. Glad it didn't turn out much worse, because it surely could have.
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#6796475 - 06/17/17 09:24 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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Why 15 yards? That's crazy!

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#6796478 - 06/17/17 09:31 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: Kevin1]
CharlieSierraDelta Offline
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for science bro

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#6796482 - 06/17/17 09:35 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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Good thing the rifle/scope didn't take the hit. That would piss me off even more.

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#6796483 - 06/17/17 09:37 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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Originally Posted By: CharlieSierraDelta
for science bro

Ha!
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#6796484 - 06/17/17 09:37 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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What hurt more the punch or the heat of the bullet?

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#6796485 - 06/17/17 09:37 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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#6796486 - 06/17/17 09:39 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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Well...I'd suggest that you can always get your impact velocity at longer range by using a more powerful rifle.

I remember seeing a video years ago of a guy who shot a steel target at what I think was 100 yards or further, and the danged bullet bounced off and came back like a boomerang and took off his hat. That's nothing to take chances with, especially unnecessary chances.
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#6796487 - 06/17/17 09:39 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: Kevin1]
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Originally Posted By: Kevin1
Good thing the rifle/scope didn't take the hit. That would piss me off even more.

rofl
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#6796489 - 06/17/17 09:44 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: RiverRider]
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But that wasn't the point. This was the back end of a test. I will upload the video tomorrow and link it here. Basically a test to find out what rifles and what loads penetrate through what steel at a given distance.

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#6796490 - 06/17/17 09:45 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
What hurt more the punch or the heat of the bullet?


He said it felt like getting shot in the face by a paintball gun. he got pissed when he felt the bullet in his face.

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#6796497 - 06/17/17 09:50 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
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Well, Charlie, I'd just say that the given distance needs to be a SAFE one. Obviously. But I'll come back to something I've said many times regarding terminal performance: what matters is what bullet, where does it hit, and how fast is it going when it does. Nothing matters less than what the headstamp says.
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#6796516 - 06/17/17 10:05 PM Re: so, went to test some steel penetration with high powered rifles. ER Visit. Video below [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
CharlieSierraDelta Offline
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You will see in the other video. All loads were chronoed and described by weight. Most were handloads. We tried to be semi scientific about it.

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