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Posted: 9/25/2005 11:04:41 AM EDT
so I just got a new shippment of XM855PD and wanted to really test it out good. So my friend and I went out in the woods with our AR's, 855 and a big chunck (4"X3.5"X2" thick) of High Carbon Steel. here are the results of the "test"

thinking that absolutly nothing would happen the the block the first shot was from about 30 yards out of my 16" barrel. WAM it knocked the chunck off the board it was on and when inspecting we see a big hole burried in it about 3/4" into the chunck WOW. so we began having some fun with it.... there are 2 or 3 shots that we took at it from a little closer in that actualy penitrated the whoe way through the 3/4" tick side! now remember that this is REALLY HARD METAL not just cast iron or something.... this was heat treated high carbon steel.

here are the pics.
Aaron

Before any destruction
http://63.223.10.101/temp/before.jpg

after's
http://63.223.10.101/temp/DSCN1600.jpg
http://63.223.10.101/temp/DSCN1601.jpg
http://63.223.10.101/temp/DSCN1602.jpg
http://63.223.10.101/temp/DSCN1603.jpg
http://63.223.10.101/temp/DSCN1604.jpg
http://63.223.10.101/temp/DSCN1605.jpg
http://63.223.10.101/temp/DSCN1606.jpg
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:47:58 PM EDT
Dude, you are one seriously luckey SOB. DO NOT SHOOT HARD STEEL AT SUCH A CLOSE RANGE.

I have seen a few injuries first hand and some DANGEROUS close calls while shooting at hard steel.

MINIMIUM RANGE FOR SAFETY IS 100 yards, and sometimes, thats not enough.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:07:47 PM EDT

Future Darwin award winner...
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:09:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:14:11 PM EDT
definate Darwin award winner.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:03:32 PM EDT
Cool!

Thanks for the real life info.

Just be careful as the other guys are sooooooo nice to point out, in their own unique ways.


Rounds can comeback on you and do damage to you.


M855 does the job.

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:32:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MP906:
Future Darwin award winner...



I was thinking the same thing
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:27:53 PM EDT
Lovely paperweight.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:11:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 5:11:36 PM EDT by ceraldi]

Originally Posted By Bowhntr6pt:
Dude, you are one seriously luckey SOB. DO NOT SHOOT HARD STEEL AT SUCH A CLOSE RANGE.

I have seen a few injuries first hand and some DANGEROUS close calls while shooting at hard steel.

MINIMIUM RANGE FOR SAFETY IS 100 yards, and sometimes, thats not enough.



Sorry forgot to mention that we where hunkered down behind about a 3ft round oak tree while shooting at it so as to minimise the exposure area. and all whering safty glasses were not idiots I know what splash back can do. SAFTY FIRST! ;-)

Aaron
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:42:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 5:43:11 PM EDT by boltcatch]
"Here, hold my beer..... "

Hey guys, at least he posted some nice pics.

I can't even count how many times I've been hit by rocks, spent projectiles, bits of wood, jacket fragments, ricocheting rounds, and other assorted crap. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean the berm isn't out to get you.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:47:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ceraldi:

Originally Posted By Bowhntr6pt:
Dude, you are one seriously luckey SOB. DO NOT SHOOT HARD STEEL AT SUCH A CLOSE RANGE.

I have seen a few injuries first hand and some DANGEROUS close calls while shooting at hard steel.

MINIMIUM RANGE FOR SAFETY IS 100 yards, and sometimes, thats not enough.



Sorry forgot to mention that we where hunkered down behind about a 3ft round oak tree while shooting at it so as to minimise the exposure area. and all whering safty glasses were not idiots I know what splash back can do. SAFTY FIRST! ;-)

Aaron



Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:36:58 PM EDT
This reminds me of a story that a friend of mine told me. During the first Gulf war, he was in the "Iron Fist" 2nd Brigade, 3rd ID. It started when 50 Iraqi regulars engaged a pair of scouting Bradleys when the Bradleys happened upon the Iraqis entrenchments on the backside of a slight ridge line. When the shooting started, the Bradleys hauled out, doubled back and called for reinforcement. The Iraqis surrendered when the position was approached again. The Iraqis were taken prisoner. Two of the Iragis were wounded by their own ricochets off the Bradleys. The Bradleys never fired a shot.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:41:39 PM EDT
Most 5.56 works really well against mild steel.

30yds shooting odd shaped steel is stupid.

Behind a tree or not.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:26:45 AM EDT
Well let me tell you this....you were a lucky sonofabitch

Just a little heads up, Last spring I was shooting at some 1095 High Carbon Steel..........it was a old shear blade 1 inch thick. Weapon was a M1 Garand, ammo was True USGI AP distance of 100 yards.

First shot came back and nailed me in the left shoulder....there were no folow up shots

anyway here is the "Target"



That AP round just peeled the paint off it it, and put a little ding in the plate from point of impact
My left shoulder ended up with a bullet in it........so count yourself lucky
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