Originally Posted by PeteZaHut
After doing a little research online, my understanding is that "true" AP rounds are not readily available, although you might be able to find SOME rounds in calibers such as 30-06. My question is what caliber rifle round that is readily available for purchase has the best chance of penetrating body armor.
***No, I'm not planning on doing anything illegal. Bad guys can wear bullet proof vests too.
30-06 is not a caliber -- .308 is.
Don't know if you can still order steel shanked copper jacketed lead .308 bullets in 200 grain.
To push a heavy bullet like that you need a 300 magnum rifle of some kind.
And you need to reload them yourself -- they are not normally for sale.
They work like a charm though -- they will go through anything.
These are normally used for hunting brown bears.