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Old 03-24-2012, 12:29 AM   #11
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While shooting at a 4"x6" post at 20 feet, using .45 Federal FMJ 230 grain standard load, the bullet went through the 4" side but not the 6" side.

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:39 AM   #12
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when a piece of wood starts bearing weight it also becomes a little more dense due to compression.

if your gonna build an ohsht house might think about covering it in dirt to make it more like a small hill then plant edible plants on it. you not only get superior armor you also get superb insulation and a source of food.

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Depending on where you live, try picking a different type of wood (unless you really want pine). Cedar is a good choice. It a lot more rot resistant than pine, and is usually harder too. Where are you going to be building this thing that you have to worry about small arms fire?

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Nor cal, and I choose to worry about small arms fire, having a defensible space, a food supply, ammo supply ect...

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I think you guys have inspired me though, I'm gonna go with a 4' foundation of wood, rock, and concrete for my cabin.. Muchos gracias!

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