Over Penetration


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Aaryq
April 29, 2007, 05:29 PM
Howdy folks. I found this video while browsing around on the internet looking for ballistics tests. It's about weapons commonly employed by the US military and the insurgents. Granted, when you see the flak jackets in the video, you can tell the structural integrity of the vests are comprimised early on. Regardless, it's a real eye opener when it comes to penetration.

Critique and enjoy
Part 1
http://youtube.com/watch?v=dKhMOfaYwvE

Part 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=w22M1DAQ59I

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Lone_Gunman
April 29, 2007, 05:58 PM
In love and war, there is no such thing as too much penetration.

Aaryq
April 29, 2007, 06:00 PM
I saw that video and just by the performance of the round (not talking about weight, accuracy, and things of that nature) it makes me feel a little undergunned with my M16A2, especially knowing that the enemy will usually be IN the buildings and I will be OUTSIDE.

glockman19
April 29, 2007, 06:23 PM
I would liket to see a comparison of the penetration of the M1A and the AR-15/M16.

Gunpacker
April 29, 2007, 06:34 PM
M1A would have the same penetration as the medium machine gun and the sniper rifle. All of them are 7.62 Nato.
Looks like the M4 is not the best thing to have in any kind of warfare.
Lack of penetration that gives the enemy the ability to shoot thru your cover while you can't shoot thru his, is a continuing deficit of the .223 round. In Viet Nam, it was trees that could give the enemy cover, while giving US troops only concealment. Bad situation. Now the same thing is obviously a problem with mud bricks and cement block structures in the middle east. Seems we can't make good procurement decisions.
The AK system seems to be a far better bullet choice. Doesn't help to have a lot of bullets if they won't penetrate the enemy's cover. Not all the bad guys stand out in the open.

never_retreat
April 30, 2007, 12:24 AM
Over penetration? No such thing.:evil:

tasco 74
April 30, 2007, 12:48 AM
i'd like to see an impact photo or tape of the penitration of a .50 bmg round from a friend of mines mc bros bolt gun at say 100 yards out!!:what: that would have to leave a mark!............................:cool:

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