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Ballistic gelatin test results - 5.56x45mm M193

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Brass Fetcher, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Brass Fetcher

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    Pretty impressive, but for close up I'll stay with my .351.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

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    Pretty cool, clearly breaks at the channelure and exits in 2 pieces. Devastating at close range.
     
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    Very cool

    I'd like to see a whole list of calibers into ballistics gel.
     
  5. Shawn Dodson

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    It clearly shows, very well, the primary wounding mechanisms of M193 - yaw and fragmentation - and exactly mirrors Fackler's wound profile illustration.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Bartholomew Roberts

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    It was shocking how exactly that video mirrored the Fackler diagram of M193 - neck length, cavity, base and nose splitting...
     
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    Goodness that effective... Makes me itch for another gun purchase. :)
     
  8. stubbicatt

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    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.
     
  9. taliv

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    i think that's why i've stuck with m193

    nice video
     
  10. 1911 guy

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    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.
     
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    I found it interesting after watching the same vid with .30 carbine, huge difference in disruptive damage. Shows velocity matters IMHO
     
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    Great vid. Another fan of M193 here as well.
     
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    Always liked the M193. I have seen it work many times culling hogs. I am a believer and it mirrors what was shown here.
     
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    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.
     
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    When it does what it's supposed to you don't need wonder bullets.
     
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    One thing I've wondered is why did you make your 5.45x39 video private?
     
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    @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:
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    The only significant difference I see is that the temporary cavity from the wound profile is 5.4 inches in diameter, while the temporary cavity from the video is 8.2 inches in diameter.
     

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