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So, you have an AR for home defense, SHTF - what ammo?

Discussion in 'Home Preparedness and Shelters' started by O.S.O.K. 1961, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor TGT Supporter

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    That was based on "over-penetration". I have read many posts stating that subs will "likely" penetrate more.
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  2. oldag

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    Understand and agree with that. Heck, almost anything will penetrate through a couple of walls.
     
  3. FireInTheWire

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    I read an article one time stating that 300 sub's over penetrate more than supers. But after farther research... they are about equal. Shoot what ya got seems best bet.
     
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  4. TxStetson

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    Exactly! Shoot what you have at hand, and practice with everything.
     
  5. ZX9RCAM

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  6. Charlie

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    Are ya'll telling me that a 900 f.p.s. velocity will penetrate "about equal" with one that's cookin' along at 1800 f.p.s.? I'm probably gonna' need some convincing of that! :green:
     
  7. FireInTheWire

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    The 300BLK subs, as mentioned above, do not penetrate the same as the supersonics. None of those rounds tested were subsonic. Doesn't matter if it's a 300BLK or a .308 or a 7.62 X 39, etc. If it's a 30 cal bullet, the subsonics (lower velocity) will certainly NOT penetrate the same as the supersonics. Both rounds will obviously go through sheetrock, but so will a pellet gun. It's kinda' like saying a 22 short will penetrate like a .223, but it all depends on what you're trying to penetrate. Did they check the velocity of all the rounds tested after they went through the sheetrock? The only fact that I can draw from that testing is that a 30 caliber bullet will, in fact, go through two pieces of sheetrock appx. 3 1/2" apart.
    The subsonic ammo may be as dangerous as the supersonic ammo but that testing does not give us enough info to tell us how dangerous.
     
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  9. ZX9RCAM

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    I'm pretty sure mass come into play in the equation.
     
  10. Charlie

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    Yes it does but velocity is what makes the difference as to it's ability to be dangerous. If everybody is lined up against the wall in the neighboring apartment (or room) and the tester shoots through the wall on the opposite side about a foot away, then yes either would be dangerous to whatever is up against that wall. But that doesn't make them "equally" dangerous.
     


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