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Posted: 2/22/2007 6:55:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2007 6:59:14 PM EST by GoGop]
I scavenged a car hood from an accident site, and decided to put some rounds through it.

Here's the results;























I know it's no OP Box-O-Truth, and doesn't really prove anything, but it was a bit of back yard funthat I felt like sharing.


EDIT - OOPS! I didn't realize I'd doubled a couple of those pics.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 8:38:09 PM EST
Conclusion: Unless your adversary is armed with dirt clods or a Wrist Rocket, the hood from an '82 Pontiac definitely falls under the "concealment" category...
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 8:41:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Skibane:
Conclusion: Unless your adversary is armed with dirt clods or a Wrist Rocket, the hood from an '82 Pontiac definitely falls under the "concealment" category...



i can agree to that
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 9:18:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Skibane:
Conclusion: Unless your adversary is armed with dirt clods or a Wrist Rocket, the hood from an '82 Pontiac definitely falls under the "concealment" category...


I think that really might be a Pontiac. Definitely think it's a GM. But I'd go earlier, maybe '80?

Link Posted: 2/22/2007 9:18:59 PM EST
Definately.

I'd thought about using some Stingers too, but since the Wildcats punch through so cleanly I saw no point in wasting good shells.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 9:26:40 PM EST
I'd like to see a slo-mo vid of a bullet hitting the hood, with the paint flying off and all that. It would be totally sweet.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 12:18:40 PM EST
If I had the equipment I'd do it for ya.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 3:48:09 PM EST
I sprayed it with some .223 goodness today....



Here's how I did it.....




Link Posted: 2/23/2007 3:50:10 PM EST
Did the impact make any audible noise?
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:17:38 PM EST
its cool the way the other calibers like dent and squeeze thru the hood but the .223 just pokes a clean hole. Pretty cool. thanks for the pics and movie.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:22:31 PM EST
Not the type "hood" I was hoping to see pics of one shooting through......


.....Dodge hoods, I meant Dodge hoods, of course.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:45:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Did the impact make any audible noise?


I could hear a crack, but I think it was from the bullets hitting the creek bluff behind the target.

Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:48:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:
Not the type "hood" I was hoping to see pics of one shooting through......


.....Dodge hoods, I meant Dodge hoods, of course.



yeah, i thought this was gonna be locked quickly when i read the title.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:49:20 PM EST
I think I'll ask the junk yard if I can borrow a couple of car doors for a few days.........
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:52:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:
Not the type "hood" I was hoping to see pics of one shooting through......


.....Dodge hoods, I meant Dodge hoods, of course.



yeah, i thought this was gonna be locked quickly when i read the title.


Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:59:30 PM EST
Cool vid . I have a Sony handycam I need to learn how to use it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 5:13:39 PM EST
I wish I could step out on my back porch and blast some rounds off
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 10:55:00 AM EST
Damn I thought a hood would at least stand a .22.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 11:06:33 AM EST
I did some testing on a trunk lid of an 04 pontiac grand prix with 12ga birdshot, 38spl, 357 mag, 8mm mauser and .22.

From under 7 yards or so, the 12g birdshot puts a fist sized hole through the sheetmetal, further back and nothing but paint damage.

Amazingly, tilt the sheetmetal to about 45-30* and nothing penetrates it, it just skips off.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 12:56:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 12:57:40 PM EST by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By rdblan2:
Damn I thought a hood would at least stand a .22.


Nope.

Sheet metal is slightly better than tissue paper at stopping bullets. Strangely, however, it will stop birdshot loads from shotguns. (which should tell you something about how good birdshot is for self defense...)

To be frank, a relatively weak BB gun will penetrate thin sheet metal like that hood.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 12:59:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By LOW2000:
From under 7 yards or so, the 12g birdshot puts a fist sized hole through the sheetmetal, further back and nothing but paint damage.


This is certainly true when the sheet metal is attached to the car. Even at 5 yards birdshot will usually not penetrate, but will instead sometimes cause a stress split where the dent is so bad the metal actually splits.....
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 1:10:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Badass03:
I wish I could step out on my back porch and blast some rounds off


You probably can. Once.

Let us know how it goes. Usual dog advice applies.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 1:13:24 PM EST
Get a new one and shoot it at an angle and compare the two.
Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 1:23:20 PM EST
Where da hood at? GoGop's got your hood right here!
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 1:30:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I scavenged a car hood from an accident site, and decided to put some rounds through it.

Here's the results;

<snip>

I know it's no OP Box-O-Truth, and doesn't really prove anything, but it was a bit of back yard funthat I felt like sharing.




You did in fact prove something.

You proved that "Shooting Stuff is Fun".

Way to go.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 1:38:52 PM EST
If you do try some shots with the hood at an angle make sure you lean the hood FORWARD so the rounds that skip off are deflected into the ground an not upwards.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 7:10:39 PM EST
Interesting ideas. Once the rain stops I'll do a couple shotgun blasts and then angle the hood down and do some more blasting.

You're right O_P. this is fun!
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