Interesting tips on shooting through glass:things you didn't know


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Good&Fruity
May 28, 2011, 09:30 PM
Watch this video. Shooting from outside the car into it, you have to aim low, due to the angle of the glass, the rounds will strike much higher than your point of aim.

http://imomags.com/gunsandammo/2011/05/25/video-shooting-through-glass/

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avs11054
May 28, 2011, 09:48 PM
Watch this video. Shooting from outside the car into it, you have to aim low, due to the angle of the glass, the rounds will strike much higher than your point of aim.

http://imomags.com/gunsandammo/2011/05/25/video-shooting-through-glass/
hmmm. It must depend on where on the windshield you shoot. I saw a thing a while back about a sniper in Iraq who aimed at the guys head in a car and hit the dude in the chest due to the angle of the glass.

Good&Fruity
May 28, 2011, 10:35 PM
I would think rifle calibers such as .308 and .50 aren't affected as much as pistol rounds. Also, it depends on the angle to the glass. The more of an angle you are at, the more the round is thrown off.

Caliper_RWVA
May 28, 2011, 10:52 PM
Watch this video. Shooting from outside the car into it, you have to aim low, due to the angle of the glass, the rounds will strike much higher than your point of aim.


You've got that backwards... Outside in, the round will impact lower. Inside out it will impact higher.

outside/in: http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/buickot2.htm
inside/out: http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/buickot1.htm

Reason is basically the same as refraction that takes place when you have a stick part in and part out of a body of water.

Limey46
May 28, 2011, 11:55 PM
In the gunsandammo video, shots from outside in are impacting higher than point of aim, but in the boxotruth video they're impacting lower. Hmm.

rugerman
May 29, 2011, 03:10 PM
When in doubt double tap, one high, one low.

JellyJar
May 29, 2011, 05:05 PM
Oh...High low who cares....Just use an RPG and be done with it!

:evil:

jiminhobesound
May 29, 2011, 05:46 PM
7.62x25 has such fierce penetration it will not deviate.

Heretic
May 29, 2011, 05:55 PM
I've seen a .38 bounce off a windshield.

rogertc1
May 29, 2011, 07:01 PM
Why would you see a bounce!!

HorseSoldier
May 29, 2011, 07:02 PM
When I've shot through auto glass with 5.56mm, point of impact didn't deviate significantly from point of aim. Admittedly, I wasn't shooting from a rest trying to quantify precise differences, and range was close enough the round was still pretty hot and close to full velocity/KE, but normal point of aim reliably put hits on the target through the glass.

Shadow 7D
May 29, 2011, 07:24 PM
Horse it DEPENDS ALOT on they type of ammo and the angle of glass etc.
I know after the Sacramento Hostage crisis that a new doctrine was put in for shooting through glass, where the spotter fires a 'breaking shot' and then the sniper fires.

Joistman
May 29, 2011, 09:33 PM
Not sure what kind of firearm the guy on the right was shooting (when they were trying to break the windshield) but wasn't it full automatic?:uhoh:

crossrhodes
May 29, 2011, 09:41 PM
Yep. That's how they took the guy out at McDonald's in San Diego in the 80's. Most of you weren't born then but that's was SOP back then for shooting through thick commercial glass for SWAT. The actual shooter was a guest speaker at SS course and gave a pretty good informative brief to the students, this was many many moons ago at Pendleton.

Tim the student
May 29, 2011, 11:57 PM
When I've shot through auto glass with 5.56mm, point of impact didn't deviate significantly from point of aim. Admittedly, I wasn't shooting from a rest trying to quantify precise differences, and range was close enough the round was still pretty hot and close to full velocity/KE, but normal point of aim reliably put hits on the target through the glass.

My experience too. Same with single paned windows.

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