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Thread: 50 BMG Penetration Test on Steel Plate

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    50 BMG Penetration Test on Steel Plate

    This 11/16 thick steel railroad tie plate was hit with two rounds from my .50 cal browning from a distance of 100 yards. The impact pocket in the middle is from a blue tip incendiary bullet (no penetrator) and the one high right with a pencil thru it was an armor piercing incendiary bullet.








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    100yd is a little close to be bouncing .50 cal bullets off steel plate.

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    ummm yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by pfarber View Post
    100yd is a little close to be bouncing .50 cal bullets off steel plate.
    maybe he should view the youtube video of the guy who got hit by a bouncing .50 round

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarber View Post
    100yd is a little close to be bouncing .50 cal bullets off steel plate.

    NO SH*T!!!

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    What type of steel? That will have an enormous effect on penetration.
    Enjoy the little bit of freedom that you have left.

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    Not even a contest with that type of steel and that distance.

    Ball ammo will do that, with no penetrator. I fired at a 3/4 inch hardened steel plow cutting edge using ball at 100yds and it shattered the piece like glass into half a dozen pieces. Lots of energy.

    Remember, a fifty is effective as far as you can see to adjust fire.

    Good pics!
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