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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:11 am

Just in case there was any doubt, I won't be firing AP rounds in my back yard anymore, at least not on that scale. And at my range, several miles of uninhabited wilderness should work quite well as a "backstop".

And for all who are interested, I took a picture of the hole punch.

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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:15 am

i dont think I have any of those im gong to need to buy some hardened steel from mcmaster or harden some myself.
I am surprised that it was affected so little by the impact I know it is hardened steel but when you are dealing with those types of forces you would expect a little more flattening at the tip and bendage.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:17 am

Must have been a soft steel plate....
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:59 am

no it wasn't! if i have got it right it is hardened steel plate!
BTW i just realized that the plate i was shooting at was stainless.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:21 am

Thats is incredible performance. I still can't get over it 8)


You can however, realize that no firearm ammunition capable of doing this is available in my entire country.


I'm not acquainted with Canadian Firearms laws but...

30-06, 7mm(FMJ), .308(FMJ), .303(FMJ), .416... just to name a few calibers would all be able to replicate this performance... not to mention .50 caliber perhaps not the BMG but there are other .50 rounds that are used in Europe that may be legal in Canada.

If these calibers are illegal in Canada I'm sorry...

no it wasn't! if i have got it right it is hardened steel plate!


Where does he say that? It looks like soft plate to me...
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:35 am

Wow, that's really impressive.

1/2" next. :D
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:39 pm

Jared Haehnel wrote:Thats is incredible performance. I still can't get over it 8)


You can however, realize that no firearm ammunition capable of doing this is available in my entire country.


I'm not acquainted with Canadian Firearms laws but...

30-06, 7mm(FMJ), .308(FMJ), .303(FMJ), .416... just to name a few calibers would all be able to replicate this performance... not to mention .50 caliber perhaps not the BMG but there are other .50 rounds that are used in Europe that may be legal in Canada.

If these calibers are illegal in Canada I'm sorry...

no it wasn't! if i have got it right it is hardened steel plate!


Where does he say that? It looks like soft plate to me...


i have shot a .50 sniper at 1000 yards on the wall of a mountain. there are big chunks of the mountain falling in the river below:)
i also shot a tracer into the river and there was redglowing shrapnel going up in every direction. i think ALL .50 ammo would have done that easily. ;)


and i think he said it in "the world of spuds today" thread.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:38 pm

None of the bar stock available at my hardware store could scratch it, meaning that it was harder than the bar stock. This probably means it was normalized, or tempered. I wouldn't be surprised at either one, but it definitely wasn't annealed.

None of those calibers would have made a hole 9/16" across, other than the .50, and no non-armor piercing rounds leave a perfectly clean hole like that.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:47 pm

i think ALL .50 ammo would have done that easily


Your right all .50's would however the .50 BMG round is not legal in europe. I do not know Canadian firearms laws but IF the .50 BMG round is illegal...which it is in California there is other .50 caliber rounds rounds that are just as good which would also do the job nicely. Alot of .50 rounds are steel core and are similar in characteristics to a AP round


None of those calibers would have made a hole 9/16" across, other than the .50, and no non-armor piercing rounds leave a perfectly clean hole like that.



Good point I hadn't thought of that...sorry..
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:08 pm

Ah.... your shed finally takes a round. And after all this time thinking it was safe... :P

Good job on the shot. What kind of hole punch is that? Do you mean a center punch or is there some other kind of tool you are referring to?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:04 pm

the tracer's i used was of hardened steel.

haha that shed had luck a good amount of time but all good things come to an end :)
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Unread postAuthor: Hailfire753 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:13 pm

No freakin WAI!!! HoLy CrAp!

love it.

And sheez, keep it low.If the gov found out about this they would have all the more reason to ban spudding. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:51 pm

Yeah, it was a center punch, I just wrote it wrong.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:26 pm

Well, I think we can allow hole punch - it's more descriptive...
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:21 pm

I second Jared, definitely at least confine the end of the barrel and plate in tons of sandbags. A ricochet would be the epitome of bad...

edit: oops didnt see the 3rd page... none the less, the advice holds.
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