Steel core round vs 1" steel

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Grizzdude, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Grizzdude

    Grizzdude New Member

    104
    0
    0
    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.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO6wo_Y_ayo"]Steel Core vs Steel plate[/ame]
     
  2. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

    173
    0
    0
    I think... Awesome.
     

  3. wechols

    wechols Member Lifetime Supporter

    101
    0
    16
    Me thinks awesome also!!
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

    5,360
    5
    38
    That steel core is known as mild, not hardened. Still would make swiss cheese of a softer target.
     
  5. tnel74

    tnel74 New Member

    73
    0
    0
    That's a sweet video! I wonder what it would look like with .338 laupa or something bigger
    !
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

    5,360
    5
    38
    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.
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    16,598
    726
    113
    That round would have penetrated 1/2 inch easily.
     
  8. Grizzdude

    Grizzdude New Member

    104
    0
    0
    I agree, at 400 yards it still almost penetrates 3/8" steel. For sure 1/2" at 100 yards.
     
  9. FishinLuke

    FishinLuke New Member

    68
    0
    0
    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.
     
  10. gryzski

    gryzski New Member

    2
    0
    0
    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.
     
  11. longunner

    longunner New Member

    1,176
    0
    0
    Makes me think of this:


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABbc-O_3_Ac[/ame]

    :D
     
  12. Grizzdude

    Grizzdude New Member

    104
    0
    0
    I agree with that buddy

    LOL Thanks for the video comment long gunner!