5.56 Vs Steel Plate

  • Steel Plate Penetration Tests: 7.62mm, 5.56mm - YouTube

    With FMJ your rifle may be more capable than you think against mild steel plate. I have been curious myself and so we nail 1/8", 1/2", then 3/4" steel plat...

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  • Army vs. Marine Rifle Round or What Some Would Like You to ...

    It penetrates 3/8” of steel exceeding M80 7.62mm, the average medium machine gun round fielded to our forces. M855A1 can penetrate some types of body armor and even cinder block and concrete to a degree maintaining enough power to wound the enemy using it for cover. Taken as a whole this is far and above any 5.56 round generally fielded.

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  • 5.56 m855 steel core is a nasty round | The High Road

    Nov 26, 2012· 724. Location: The Great State of Texas. Shot this coyote from 50 yards with my M&P 15 5.56 M4 with an Aimpoint PRO. I used the M855 steel core penetrator 62 gr. Man, it tore him up. First shot caught him in the chest and looks like it almost ripped his legs off. He went down immediately but managed to get up and push himself with his rear legs.

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  • Federal M vs XM (5.56) and XM193 vs XM855 - Pew Pew Tactical

    M193 vs M855. The M193 cartridge is a 55 gr lead core surrounded by a copper jacket (FMJ-BT, full metal jacket with boat tail). Assorted 5.56 Rounds (XM193, XM855, Gold Medal 69gr) While the M855 “green tip” cartridge is 62 gr and has a steel core “penetrator” at the tip which helps it go through barriers more easily (also FMJ-BT).

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  • Level IV Plate vs. 5.56 M855 or M193 | Springfield XD Forum

    Feb 21, 2009· Typical Weapon. 5.56 x 45mm. .223M855. SS-109M-167.62 × 51mm. .308 WinchesterFMJ . "NATO ball"Battle Rifles and Machine Guns7.62 × 54mmRussian Light Penetrating Steel (R LPS)Dragunov Sniper Rifle. Note that Level IV is a little tougher round to stop than the SAPI mil-spec. Level IV is a .3006 Armor-Piercing round at 868 mps, while the …

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  • Can Anything Defeat a Level IV Plate Body Armor? -The ...

    Jul 06, 2017· NIJ 0101.06 Level IV specifies that the plate must be able to stop .30-06 M2AP at 2,880 fps. I’m case you’re not familiar with M2AP, it is a copper jacketed projectile with a hardened steel core. It was issued during WWII originally as special purpose ammunition, as is typically the case with armor piercing ammo, but eventually replaced M1 ...

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  • Is there a problem with the lethality of the 5.56 NATO ...

    steel plate at (m) 800 1300 Penetration in RHA at 100m and 0° NATO of APHC projectile 18mm 12mm . Compared performance of NATO rounds. ... • When SWE introduced the 5.56 ak 5 rifle in 1986, the score had to be increased because otherwise everybody qualified as a Marksman.

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  • Why You Should Be Shooting Steel Targets and Some Guidelines

    Jun 06, 2018· Rogue AR500 Steel Reactive Popper Targets. AR500 VS. AR400-Mild Steel. AR500 Steel works for both handguns and rifles; Lower grades of steel can be dangerous and do not last as long; AR500 Steel is Heat Treated to a higher hardness of about 500 BHN; Other mild steel …

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  • 5.56 vs .223: What's the Difference? Does it Matter? - The ...

    Jul 20, 2020· By contrast, .223 Remington tends to produce lower chamber pressures between 52,000 and 55,000 psi, going by SAAMI specs. Therefore, 5.56mm NATO ammo isn’t safe for use in a rifle chambered for .223 Remington, but .223 is OK in 5.56. Thus, powder charge is the main difference between 5.56 vs .223 cartridges. Wait.

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  • 5.56/.223 vs Steel targets - AR15.COM

    Mar 02, 2016· I use alot of AR500 steel targets and I've kind of been looking around for common .223 or 5.56 loads that reduce wear and tear on my targets. A lot of the use being within 100 yards. M855 and M193 typically creates pretty significant pitting at …

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  • Bullet Penetration chart? - The Mental Militia

    Apr 12, 2017· your vinyl siding, 1/8 steel plate, vapor barrier paper, 3/4 plywood, 2x4 studs, 3/4 plywood, then 3/8 drywall. with 1" inch gravel filling in between the studs. this wall stopped all 5.56 rounds, most 308/30-06 rounds, the heavier rounds did …

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  • AR500 VS. AR550: What's the Difference? - ShootSteel.com

    Sep 30, 2019· However, the high velocity and energy exerted by rifle rounds makes the hardness of the material much more of a key factor. We were all very surprised to see just how much better the AR550 steel performed when testing with high velocity rounds such as 5.56 and .308, so much so that we decided to make the switch.

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  • Get Educated Before You Decide | Infidel Body Armor

    Our level III+ lightweight plates are only 5.4 pounds each and represents the lightest plates available that can stop the 5.56 M855 greentip and M193. Ceramic or Steel? Our level 3 plates are made from AR550 Ballistic Steel that is made in the USA; AR550 is 10% harder than AR500. This is the same type of steel that is used to up-armor military ...

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  • Jerry Miculek on Shooting Steel Targets & the Correct Ammo ...

    Jun 12, 2020· I love the audible feedback of steel, and I’ve really enjoyed my Birchwood Casey 2×4 steel target… it’s safe and is set at the correct angle to deflect bullet splatter safely downward. But not all steel targets are created equally, and I’ve watched a shooter hit a swinging steel plate as it’s swinging back towards him, resulting in ...

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  • Steel Plate Test - Carl Gustaf NATO 5.56X45 62gr

    May 12, 2015· Re: Steel Plate Test - Carl Gustaf NATO 5.56X45 62gr. I'm not surprised. Hornady or Sierra stated in an older manual that a .22/250 would penetrate plate steel better at all reasonable (whatever that is) distances better than a .30/06. This was with the plain old cup and core softpoints, not some modern bonded wonder.

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  • How thick must armor be to stop a 5.56mm bullet fired at a ...

    The type of 5.56 round will affect the answer considerably, as will the type of armor (steel plate, ceramic, kevlar, aluminum, etc.). Standard M193 55gr rounds have less density and are softer than M855 62gr steel core armor piercing rounds. The h...

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  • What thickness of steel can stop a 223/556 round? - AR15.COM

    May 29, 2006· It all depends on the steel hardness and/or the velocity of the bullet at impact. A NATO (M193 or M855) will go through 1/2" thick NON-HARDENED steel plate at 50 yds with no problems, but a heat-treated plate will stop the same round at the same distance. Posted: 5/28/2006 8:42:44 AM EDT.

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  • How thick does a piece of metal need to be in order to ...

    Apr 29, 2007· 5.56mm (M855) 1" hardened steel armor plate 1" armor plate ... but they had fired .308fmj, 5.56, and other high velocity rounds. The only thing that penetrated was, of all things, a .50 muzzeloader with a t/c lead bullet - go figure. 351 WINCHESTER, Apr 29, 2007 #25

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  • Any idea how much steel a 223 will penetrate? [Archive ...

    Jul 22, 2011· A few thoughts: 1. I definitely think a .223 round (even a 55 grain M193) will penetrate 1/4" mild steel plate at close range. I realize this is an apples-to-oranges comparison, but M2 ball will almost go through 1/2" plate.

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  • Are AR550 Steel Targets better than AR500? | Ar500 Target ...

    May 02, 2020· If you are shooting pistols, 3/8” AR500 steel targets are all you need. The long and short of it is that AR550 steel is slightly more expensive and is more difficult to cut due to the hardness. It adds value to the ½” thick target by allowing for a heavy duty (HD) option. These targets are geared for intensive, rigorous rifle shooting.

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  • Steel Yourself: Everything You Need To Know About Shooting ...

    Jul 31, 2017· “Our overall guidelines for the minimum, safe shooting distances are 15 yards for pistol and 100 yards for rifle. 3/8” thick plates can handle projectiles hitting at under 2,700 fps up to .30-06. If you’re careful and increase distance considerably, higher calibers can be used. 1/4” plates are intended for handguns and not recommended ...

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  • Armored Steel Reactive Shooting Targets - Mr Target

    Armored Steel Targets can withstand all handgun rounds and rifles round up to .223/5.56, 5.45, 308/7.62, 7mm, 8mm. ,30.06, and 50 beowolf. No tools required! Set up and tear down in seconds / Easy transport and storage. All our targets are interchangeable with our bases. BULLET PROOF!

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  • Level 3 Armor plates, plastic vs steel and 5.56x45 loads ...

    Dec 11, 2019· It seems without enhancement plates that pass the basic level 3 NJ rating: 55 grain M193 from a 20 inch barrel will punch through a steel plate, but the slower 62 grain penetrator M855 will be stopped. Use a Plastic UHMWPE rated to level 3 and it is the opposite. The penetrator 62 grain passes through and the faster M193 is stopped by the ...

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  • 223 ammo vs 1/4 inch ar500 steel | Glock Forum - GlockTalk

    Oct 04, 2015· This is another thing I don't like about 5.56--its velocity is tough on steel. I shoot handguns on steel as close as 5 yards, and would happily shoot steel at, say, 30 yards if it was loosely affixed at a downward angle. However, I wouldn't do it with full-velocity 5.56 ammo.

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  • 5.56 Green Tip vs 1/4 Plate | Survivalist Forum

    Apr 01, 2013· Joined Jan 28, 2013. ·. 6,398 Posts. #11 · Apr 1, 2013. Expatman said: I was shot in my chest plate (ceramic) with one round of 7.62X54mm from about 100-150 meters. Was not very sore afterwards. Did not have any broken ribs.

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  • How well would a level 3 AR500 steel plate do against a 5 ...

    A 1/2″ thick plate of AR-500BNH plate saved a guys’ life at a local shooting range but not in the way that you might imagine. We had falling targets for pistols made from the AR500 plate. It could take 10s of thousands of hits with no damage but s...

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  • Best Body Armor [Tested]: Hard Plates & Soft Armor - Pew ...

    Mar 08, 2021· The Velocity Systems Special Threat Ceramic Plates are multi-strike rated and tested against 7.62×39 Mild Steel Core, 7.62×51 M80 Ball, 5.56×45 M855, and 5.56×45 M193, which puts this armor at around a level III+ (though Velocity doesn’t specify).

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  • Green Tip 5.56 vs 1" steel plate : CTguns

    Green Tip 5.56 vs 1" steel plate. 1 / 4. lots of newer folks have been asking about green tip, dug out some old steel plates I sunk some green tip into a few years back. 1" steel plate vs M855. average 1/4" penetration. 0 comments. Upvoted.

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  • Federal M vs XM (5.56) and XM193 vs XM855 - Pew Pew Tactical

    May 04, 2020· M193 vs M855. The M193 cartridge is a 55 gr lead core surrounded by a copper jacket (FMJ-BT, full metal jacket with boat tail). Assorted 5.56 Rounds (XM193, XM855, Gold Medal 69gr) While the M855 “green tip” cartridge is 62 gr and has a steel core “penetrator” at the tip which helps it go through barriers more easily (also FMJ-BT).

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  • The Truth About Steel and Steel Targets | Action Target

    Apr 04, 2013· REM 500 plate is through hardened up to a 3″ thickness for maximum hardness and abrasion resistance. Benco Steel – AR500 is a through hardened steel with high hardness for use where there is severe impact and abrasion. (These companies are steel …

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  • 16 Things That Will Stop a Bullet and 28 Things That Won't ...

    May 05, 2015· According to FBI tests a slowpoke 9mm FMJ pistol round will penetrate much further in common building materials than a 5.56 bullet yet the 5.56 will pop right through a 1/4 steel plate that will stop a 9mm round in it’s tracks. Has to do with target hardness and retained energy due to weight.

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  • 5.56 & AR500 Plates - AR15.COM

    Sep 22, 2014· The main reason 5.56 fragments (in traditional lead bullets at least) is that it's rather unstable and will start to yaw AFTER impact. Against some steel it punches through and THEN yaws. Not all steel is the same though. There are plenty of videos of 5.56 being stopped by AR500 plates, but I wouldn't want to try it out the hard way.

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  • Steel Targets by Caliber | ShootSteel.com

    Steel Targets by Caliber. If you are in the market for steel targets, please read this page first. Choosing a Thickness and Material: 1/4” AR400 Designed to handle centerfire handguns up to 45ACP. The 1/4” AR400 works with 38sp, 9mm, 40S&W and similar calibers. Great for shooters looking for a deal on handgun targets and rimfire targets.

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  • How to choose the correct steel for your shooting needs ...

    Jan 04, 2014· 3/8″ AR400, pitted by 5.56×45. 3/8” AR500, on the other hand, will readily stop non-magnum rifle calibers at 100 yards with little to no visible damage to the steel. Happily, for our purposes, AR500 plate can take a real pounding. 3/8″ IPSC Metric 50% Scale, MOA Targets (lead smears and ~2mm pits from 5.56×45)

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  • Bullet Trap Plate Thickness - tpub.com

    A 3/8-in. steel plate treated to 500+BHN when set at 30 degrees will. accommodate cal. 30 (30-06), 7.62 mm, and 5.56 mm ball ammunition, as well as. all pistol calibers. 2.1.5.2. Bullet Trap Plate Thickness. Minimum plate thicknesses shall be as. given in Table 2.

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  • M855: what does it "penetrate"? | The High Road

    May 15, 2008· This round must also penetrate a nominal 10 gauge SAE 1010 or 1020 steel test plate at a range of at least 570 meters (623 yards). The M193 round will penetrate this same plate reliably at 400 yards and about half the time at 500 yards. The 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO rounds will penetrate it reliably out to 700 yards or more. Because the steel ...

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  • .308 versus 7.62x39 versus 5.56 versus 5.45 penetration ...

    Feb 17, 2010· I started this post a few years ago with a 9mm from my Beretta vs bullet proof glass (BPG) from my apartment in the Middle East. I thought it was an interesting experiment. I updated it a few months ago with 1/4" steel plate and the same BPG vs a 5.56mm fired from my Bushmaster AR and a 7.62 NATO fired from my G-3, both at 100yds.

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  • 5.56 62g and steel targets usage - migunowners.org

    May 20, 2020· 5.56 62g and steel targets usage. Does anyone use 5.56 62g green tip on steel targets at 100 yards? Warnings about them pitting targets but wanting to hear if anyone actually has done this and seen any pitting. Some comments i have seen on 55g vs 62g with the heavier bullet not having as much velocity and possibly not causing damage.

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