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Old 01-31-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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What , if , any level, body armor can a M855 bullet penetrate if shot from a 16 inch barrell at short range?

Anyone know, or have a very educated guess?

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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Level 1
level 2a and level 2
level 3a and level 3

Level 4 if no plate is inserted.



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I knew it could not do level 4, but 3 is quite good

I very strongly suspected it could do that given what it was designed for originally.
But since I did not find it listed in any spec sheets I was looking for confirmation

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Google the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for government standards. (standard .06 IIRC)

They've got more good info than you'll have time to read!

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