Steel Eating ( Rifle rounds vs steel)


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Shooting the AR-15, the M1-A, & the SKS at thick steel: a close-up perspective. Shots were taken from behind a large tree at approximately 40 yards. Guns used: Russian SKS, Colt AR-15 A2, Springfield M1-A Disclaimer: Lots of discussion about 5.56 vs .223 and 7.62 X 51 vs .308. The guns you see me use in this video will fire either one safely, so no issue for me. Never HAS been. Be sure you do your research and shoot what your guns will handle. I have to explain this about once a week, it seems; most people have limited experience shooting 7.62X39 rounds at steel, which is understandable, of course. :-)

I've shot both hollow point and FMJ 7.62X39 at soft steel for many years. The FMJ and the hollow point have pretty much the exact same effect on it. HPs are not exactly designed to expand in steel. :-) See my folllow-up video that I finally did all these months later:

Category: Firearms Education Uploaded: 10/05/2009

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