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Grizzdude 02-20-2013 01:12 AM

Steel core round vs 1" steel
 
Hows it going everyone! I Made a little video showing what a Mosin Nagant 7.62x54r surplus steel core round does to a 1" steel block. Please tell me what you think.


kalboy26 02-20-2013 05:39 AM

I think... Awesome.

wechols 02-20-2013 03:45 PM

Me thinks awesome also!!

jpattersonnh 02-20-2013 09:35 PM

That steel core is known as mild, not hardened. Still would make swiss cheese of a softer target.

tnel74 02-21-2013 05:41 PM

That's a sweet video! I wonder what it would look like with .338 laupa or something bigger
!

jpattersonnh 02-21-2013 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tnel74 (Post 1147302)
That's a sweet video! I wonder what it would look like with .338 laupa or something bigger
!

Without a steel core, probably less penetration. 8x57 SmKH had a tungsten core and could penetrate 22mm(.86") of plate steel at over 500 yards. 1" at 100 would be childs play. .30-06 Black tip will also penetrate 1" of plate steel. Armor steel is a different story. M2AP is rated for .35" and SmKH .40". In one side of an armored vehicle and then the bounce around a bit.

locutus 02-23-2013 09:55 PM

That round would have penetrated 1/2 inch easily.

Grizzdude 02-24-2013 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus (Post 1150695)
That round would have penetrated 1/2 inch easily.

I agree, at 400 yards it still almost penetrates 3/8" steel. For sure 1/2" at 100 yards.

FishinLuke 02-24-2013 07:40 PM

I'd be interested to see what it would have done had the steel been supported so it couldn't move and had to take all the energy from the bullet.

gryzski 03-09-2013 08:34 AM

it looks like it went 1/2" to 3/4". so if it was braced it would have punched right through. If it was 3/4" or deeper from free floating the it would make it through.


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