Stopping a .22 bullet with newspaper?


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porscheboy
December 14, 2008, 03:43 PM
I saw the "Ballistic Buffalo" segment in a Field and Stream magazine where you bind newspaper to stop your rifle bullets to see how they expand and stuff. How much newspaper do I need to stop a .22 solid point?

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birdshot8's
December 14, 2008, 03:55 PM
i use cabela's catalogs. about 4 inches of penetration is normal. i move point of impact about every 5 rounds on an eight inch thick stack.

gvnwst
December 14, 2008, 04:09 PM
Out of a pistol i usually get about 3" with solid copper plated slugs, about 1.5" with lead hollow points. Rifle, add a inch for the solids and another 1.5 for the lead.

woof
December 14, 2008, 04:41 PM
Anyone know what you would get with .22 mag, rifle and pistol, hollow point and solid?

gunmaker2872
December 14, 2008, 04:58 PM
a phone book works great, not sure on the mag but i do know that a 17hm2 will go straight through a phonebook:eek:

innerpiece
December 14, 2008, 05:48 PM
umm. get the newspaper wet too.....

rcmodel
December 14, 2008, 05:55 PM
It will take way more to stop it with wet paper then stop it dry paper.

If you use wet newspaper, you will need about a foot to be completely safe from ever shooting through it.

Then after a few shots, it will get all torn up and still not stop all of them.

rcmodel

innerpiece
December 14, 2008, 06:49 PM
absolutely rcmodel, but the op stated he wanted to test expansion.. a wet tareget will proved better results via less fragmentation.

ip.

rcmodel
December 14, 2008, 06:56 PM
You are abolutely correct.

Bullets won't usually expand in dry paper.

I just wanted to make sure the folks who were saying 1 1/2" - 3" were not leading him down the path to shooting a hole in his garage wall when he used wet phonebooks! :D :D

rcmodel

innerpiece
December 14, 2008, 07:00 PM
lol right on.

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