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Originally posted by EyesWideShut
...anybody know where I can get my hands on some thermite?...
Originally posted by ANNED
A few years ago some friends of mine got a vest that had been damaged in the back and we used it for test with the trauma plates in the front.
We put the vest on a manikin
Most pistol round were stopped. One round did go through and that was a .455 casull hollow point with a small steel bearing glued in the hollow point.
the bearing went through but only a small amount of the bullet followed the bearing through.
Many of the rifle rounds non AP did major damage to the trauma plate but did not penetrate the vest.
Rounds made from oil impregnated bronze bearing rod machined to bullet shape and fired from a 30-06 went through the vest.
One last test i did was fire a .525 gr .58 cal miniball from a hawken muzzleloader
the .58 hawken flipped the manikin completely over. with no penetration
If this had been a person wearing the vest and hit with the .58 hawken i believe he would have been severely injured.