2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ballistic performance of various rounds…video

My old Sergeant Major emailed me a video I would like to share.  Its by a British company called SJH Projects which is the defense contracting field and this was a video that they did for one of their projects.  Please note that these target drums are not the 55 gallon drums that we Americans are used to but 60 liter drums.  They are about 2 feet tall by 16” in diameter…

Good video showing the relative effects of each round.  Gotta love that .338 Lupua Magnum round, designed as a dedicated sniping round, it falls between the standard military .308 and the .50 in this role.  It provides enough “oomph” to get the job done well past what most shooters are normally tasked to do with it but is light enough that is can be fired out of a weapon considerably smaller than the .50 round requires.  This makes it a mobile and versatile killer on the battlefield for us. 

Note that the “wimpy” 9mm round easily penetrates the barrel out of a Glock also.  Just goes to show, don’t hide behind water barrels…or car doors apparently also.

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