M855A1 New Kit up for Army Ammo

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 436, May 11, 2011.

  1. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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  2. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    There's an old line about how if something seems too good to be true . . ..

    Just seems appropriate here, in light of some of the claims they're making.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Not realy new news and Kevin brings ap a good point and there is a distinct lack off feed back on the new rounds in theater so far.
     
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    436 Well-Known Member

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    Been out of town for a few weeks... thought I'd take a second look here. You may well be right; paper ballistics is not the bottom line for sure. I’ve seen more than my fair share of "magic bullets" in my day. I was thinking back to P.O Ackley and his test on a ½ “armor-plate” using a .220 Swift with a 48 grain SP bullet, against a 100gr. in a .270 Win and a 30.06 using a G.I issued A.P round. In the test only the 220 Swift penetrated the plate. The explanation is a little too long to go into, but if anyone is interested it’s in volume 1 of P.O.’s book. I’m sure there has to be some of the "same science" going on with the M855A1 round, or maybe they’d have one believe there is. In any case, I’d like to see the round in action with my own two eyes, out of my M4, on a plate I picked out by me to be sure.
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