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AR 500 Steel and Steel Core/Armor Piercing or 50 BMG

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Unread 04-11-2007, 08:31 AM
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AR 500 Steel and Steel Core/Armor Piercing or 50 BMG

I am looking for information on AR 500 plate steel and how robust it is for handling steel core /AP type ammo or 50 bmg rounds. It appears to perform well on all rifle ammo but I have buddies whom want to try some old steel core/ap rounds on my plate (1/2 in). Feedback is appreciated before I let them shoot at it and ruin my target. Also will it stop a standard 50 bmg.

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    Unread 04-11-2007, 09:07 AM
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    Re: AR 500 Steel and Steel Core/Armor Piercing or 50 BMG

    I'd make him buy his own steel to shoot at...
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    Re: AR 500 Steel and Steel Core/Armor Piercing or 50 BMG

    Just googling around, it looks like .308 AP will penetrate 0.28" of armor plate at 300M and 0.20" at 500M. .50 AP will go through 0.75" at 500M and 0.39" at 1200M.

    http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/i...g/50_ammo.html
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    Re: AR 500 Steel and Steel Core/Armor Piercing or 50 BMG

    I have practical experience with this... 308 and 30-06 AP will leave steel needles sticking out of the plate like a porcupine.

    The 50BMG won't hardly slow down.

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    Re: AR 500 Steel and Steel Core/Armor Piercing or 50 BMG

    Thanks for the replies. I assume that the "steel slivers" are the steel core remanents which have bonded to the plate steel and thus "stick out like porcupine needles".

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    Unread 04-12-2007, 01:49 PM
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    Re: AR 500 Steel and Steel Core/Armor Piercing or 50 BMG

    No... it's the "AP" core itself.

    It just sticks in the plate, and the rest splashes off and leaves the same type of "splat" as standard ball.
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