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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 9/14/2001 5:13:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/14/2001 6:00:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 6:13:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 6:36:30 PM EDT
I built a swinging steel plate target out of 1/2inch steel plate, and a 8x57mm rounds went clear through it at ranges out to 200 yards (my range has a max of 200 yards). The 30-06 round from my 03A3 dented the plate but didn't go through. The 8mm ammo I was using was surplus Egyptian, the 30-06 was 165gr boat-tailed soft points. OSA
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 6:43:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 6:48:13 PM EDT
No steel in the Turkish stuff.
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 6:59:40 PM EDT
I wonder how the Ecuadorian 8mm would affect the 1/2" plate?
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 7:15:09 PM EDT
There are a LOT of types of 8X57 Mauser ammo out there.. Some, like the German WW2 AP ball is frightening in it's effectiveness.. Even the common 190 grain surplus ball is pretty good, but not in the same class as the U.S. M-2 AP ball Some description of the headstamp, and the packaging if any would help me to find out more about you ammunition's possible performance against plate. Meplat.
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 7:23:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 7:31:25 PM EDT
if u want to know if its steal core or jacketed test it with a magnet if it sticks its atleast steal plated
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 7:41:47 PM EDT
A target stand at our MG shoot is framed with 2 inch wall hydraulic line, very hard steel. A few stray shots from a 1919A4 struck and easily penetrated one side. Sorry, forgot to mention it was set up for 8mm and we were using AP.
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 12:34:06 AM EDT
I have some of that "Ejercito Ecuatoriano" from Ecuador. The headstamp has "7.92" at 12:00, "1955" at 6:00 and the letter "A" at both 3:00 and 9:00.
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