posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 10:40 PM
reply to post by Drunkenparrot
At high velocities the .223/5.56 nato round tumbles, the closer you are to your target increases the odds of fragmentation. The current issue with the
standard M885 round is outside of 50m with an M4 or 200m with an M16 the rounds do not yaw and fragment which severely hinders their lethality.
They have introduced new rounds for this very reason. The M855A1 is a steel tipped copper round(no lead), which extends the fragmentation, stopping
power(lethality), accuracy and penetration of the round.
It is still possible for a .233/5.56 to penetrate multiple targets, but at a range of a few feet being he muzzle velocity is the highest closest to
the muzzle, and the angle of his shooting Yaw and fragmentation is almost a guarantee. Ever shot a .223 into water? what happen to it? We are mainly
water. There is an extremely high probability those rounds fragmented after the first few inches of penetration. It would have been an awful site.
Oh and you missed something in that video. The M855, is a steel core penetrater round, and he even says after the shot the round fragmented. It's what
the round is meant to do, with a steel core penetrater the core will likely continue through the target like it was designed to do.
I do not see the shooter having M855 rounds, he most likely had FMJ, which would tumble and fragment in the target.
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