It was shocking how exactly that video mirrored the Fackler diagram of M193 - neck length, cavity, base and nose splitting...
November 15, 2012, 12:32 AM
Goodness that effective... Makes me itch for another gun purchase. :)
November 15, 2012, 08:09 AM
Same folks at Brass Fetcher posted a 7.62 FMJ through the gelatin block over there too. The bullet split into two pieces, and both penetrated through and through, and to my untrained eye, neither piece slowed down a whole lot. There was another thread on here about 308 for HD, and if ever a person were to use such a round, in light of this video, I would hope he uses TAP or some rapidly disintegrating round.
November 15, 2012, 09:29 AM
i think that's why i've stuck with m193
November 15, 2012, 09:46 AM
I've stuck with it, too. The only .223/5.56mm ammo I have at home is either XM193 or handloads for my Savage varmint rifle.
November 15, 2012, 10:12 AM
I found it interesting after watching the same vid with .30 carbine, huge difference in disruptive damage. Shows velocity matters IMHO
November 15, 2012, 07:25 PM
Great vid. Another fan of M193 here as well.
November 15, 2012, 11:56 PM
Always liked the M193. I have seen it work many times culling hogs. I am a believer and it mirrors what was shown here.
November 16, 2012, 12:25 AM
Velocity is key. Not only to split but to penetrate and defeat defensive armor.
It does what it is designed to do very well. The 5.56 haters need to understand that the AR was designed for the round and not the other way around.
I have been able to test the M885A1 and the MK318 and all I can say so far is wow. I have tested both and give the 5.56 even more bite than ever before.
Ballistically superior to the russian and the whisper blackout rounds unlike some want us to believe. Not quite the bite of the 6.8 or the grendel but the speed well maintained
and the new rounds do a lot better with barriers with the exception of masonry that needs more momentum.
The M193 is an older design but a great defensive round nonetheless. Will do a number on anyone.
November 16, 2012, 04:38 AM
When it does what it's supposed to you don't need wonder bullets.
November 16, 2012, 09:44 AM
One thing I've wondered is why did you make your 5.45x39 video private?
November 17, 2012, 08:28 PM
@Shawn Dodson - that's great news that the video is so similar to the wound profile of Dr. Fackler.
Here are some stills, with 5cm intervals drawn roughly for comparison: