GUN Went to the range today v. 223 penetration

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  1. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    [DWI] and me went to the range this morning just to fire off some rounds. Really nice day today, sunny with low humidity, current temp is 53º. Anyways, someone had left one of the spinning metal targets there so I figured I'd take a few shots at it with my AR. It was out at about 50 yards so I decided to get in the prone position to fire at it. After the third hit it finally fell down.

    I had no idea that 223 could penetrate so well. Went right through it and it's about 1/4" thick metal. Needless to say, I was impressed and thought that I'd share.

    Oh, and this was 55gr remington that I got at walmart.

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    I love how clean they are almost no deformation of the metal at all.
     
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    i absolutely destroyed my 22 spinner target with my AR and sks one day


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    i wish i had some pics of a cast iron pipe (~1/4" wall) we were hitting a few weeks back. punched thru the front real clean and then punched ~ a 1/2" - 3/4" hole out of the back. i was pretty impressed.
     
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    Yeah, .223 punches through a wide variety of alloys and thicknesses of the softer steels. Usually, those steels are not used in any sort of armor at all. It's kind of a disadvantage when you're putting out targets, because you have to be more selective in what you use for steel targets with rifles, or you won't have much of a target left after a while.

    On a side note, one of the coolest steel targets I've ever shot was a steel injection mold. I'm not sure what it used to mold, but it was relatively flat, with a hollow slot through the middle. Made a really cool tone when it was hit. LOUD, too. Kind of a sharp PAHCK on top of a hollow POHWWWW sound with a low DONNNNG under it.
     
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    ive shot some steel penetrator rounds at a plate of half inch steel and it didn't go all the way thru...neither did 30-06 though..
     
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    Huh?
     
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    That was in Baghdad smart guy.
     
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