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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by LibertysTeeth
I can't see the video right now but I would guess that it depends on the bullet. It would stop most handgun bullets, unless several rounds are fired at the same sandbag... eventually it would give way. It would stop 1 or 2 .223 rounds depending on the distance they were fired from. When you get into the .308 caliber and up, it probably would not. A .50 cal round would blow through several sandbags like a hot knife through butter. Then there is the other variable... DU rounds. DU rounds are designed to go through hardened targets because uranium doesn't flatten out once it hits it's target. That's why DU rounds are used as armor penetrators for tanks and the like.edit on 29-5-2013 by OptimusSubprime because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Neocrusader
Nothing stops a round like earth
A single thickness sandbag wall can stop most calibre's 9mm - 5.56 - 7.62 ..... But after that you need to start considering double thickness or more ( say for .338 and up )
Filled 3/4 full ....neck tied and tucked underneath the mass of the bag ......hell I spent 7 months in afghan ( early on in the conflict ) in a striped down pickup with filled sandbags on the floor/footwells as protection against some early IED's .........no armour back then lol
Originally posted by rickymouse
The sand will absorb the energy of the bullet so they usually stop it. You have to remember that there are holes sometimes when stacking sandbags. How's your luck?
Originally posted by Maxatoria
But you could just use a table as in the movies even when the bullets are flying the guy behind a cheap table is always safe
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I wonder how much of an affect the relatively loose nature of the sandbag has on stopping the bullet.
If one could achieve the same results by making say a 6" sand filled wall between planks or thick plywood?
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by 200Plus
Good point, it can take a LONG time to fill sandbags, and you're going to need a LOT to make any kind of emplacement. Multiple people and an assembly line kind of method works best, or at least that's what we do here at storm season.