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Stopping a .22 bullet with newspaper?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by porscheboy, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. porscheboy

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Anyone know what you would get with .22 mag, rifle and pistol, hollow point and solid?
     
  5. gunmaker2872

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    a phone book works great, not sure on the mag but i do know that a 17hm2 will go straight through a phonebook:eek:
     
  6. innerpiece

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    umm. get the newspaper wet too.....
     
  7. rcmodel

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    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
     
  8. innerpiece

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    absolutely rcmodel, but the op stated he wanted to test expansion.. a wet tareget will proved better results via less fragmentation.

    ip.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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    lol right on.
     
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