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Old 02-20-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default 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.



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Old 02-20-2013, 05:39 AM   #2
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I think... Awesome.



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Me thinks awesome also!!

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

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That's a sweet video! I wonder what it would look like with .338 laupa or something bigger
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That's a sweet video! I wonder what it would look like with .338 laupa or something bigger
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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.
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That round would have penetrated 1/2 inch easily.

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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.
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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.

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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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