David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

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Box o' Truth

And since it's been a while since I did gun-geekery, here's a link to The Box O' Truth, in which a man spends his retirement trying to find out just what kind of stuff various calibers and weapons will penetrate. Lots of pictures, and timeless "lessons learned" at the end of every experiment:
1. Sheetrock (drywall) doesn't slow any round down much. If you shoot in the house, walls will not stop any serious round.

2. Twelve pine boards will not stop a .223 round.

3. Shooting stuff is fun.

(My favorite, in the section on whether thick clothing provides protection against bullets: "If the North Koreans seemed uneffected by the .30 Carbine rounds, they were probably not being hit. Because clothing won't stop a 30 Carbine.")

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