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Posted: 6/6/2002 3:17:59 PM EDT
Not quite, but you can definitely tell it's been there...

Here's the exit wound - notice the tungsten tip pentrating through and it was still sharp!

Here's the weapon - Browning A-bolt 300WSM...

Here's the cartridge - compared to .223...

Link Posted: 6/6/2002 3:35:05 PM EDT
what was the range?
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 5:39:26 PM EDT
I'd ask "One inch of what kind of steel?"

I believe the majority of M2AP just used hardened steel penetrators, not tungsten..
Pretty good, nontheless..

Link Posted: 6/6/2002 7:29:25 PM EDT
I have put .308 AP through 5/8 mild steel without to much trouble. It was shot from an L1A1 At about 40yds and I thought it performed quite well. I haven't tried it against armor plating though.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 7:39:49 PM EDT
I don't know what kind of steel you were using, but the plate in the first picture looks like Salisbury Steak......thats one tough piece of meat!
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 7:42:54 PM EDT
A .300WSM AP load..... sweet.  Was the load 'hot' or 'mild'?

Sort of like having a .224" AP round loaded into a 220 Swift......
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:25:00 PM EDT
Wow, that's something I hadn't considered; sticking one of those on a caliber with a lot more velocity than either .308 or 30-06.  A 165 grain 30-06 probably runs around 2750 fps (going by my Speer #13 manual).  But in a warmer 300 WSM load, it'll probably run close to 3100 fps.  That's a healthy increase.  
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 3:43:04 PM EDT
Ok guys, here is a photo of a 1" armour plate at 100 yds, it was shot with 30-06 ap, the rifle usred was a savage 110FLP. the deep divots are the 30-06, and the splatter marks are 223 green tip from 4 different AR15s
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 6:10:37 AM EDT
It'll shatter if you push it too hard.  I did this with some pulled M2 bullets in .300 Win Mag out of a Sendero a few years back.  We loaded those 163s up to a chronographed 3200 fps.  They'd swiss-cheese anything we pointed them at until we got to 3/4" face-hardened armor plate - they shattered and left a crater about 1/2" deep.  
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