Just for fun


#1

Finally got to go out and do some shooting last weekend. Here are some pics.

Powder can filled with water hit by a .17HMR at about 75 yards.

Beer cans hit at same range…RIP

3/4 Inch steel plate hit at 75 yards with 7.62x52 light ball, Heavy ball, 7.92x57 Ball and one 7.92x57 AP which had no problem penetrating

Exit of the AP round

Steve


#2

What kind of beer was it?


#3

Hunting them thar pesky powder cans is a dangerous sport, but once shot and de boned they fry up well with onions and garlic, with a side order of chips (or Fries as you Colonials call them) ;)

@sksvlad, don’t know what beer it was but he disliked it enough to shoot it ;)


#4

Looks like Bud Light. "nuf said.


#5

Rick,

I’m a little disappointed with your malt beverage forensic skills. The very opened cans are one of the varieties of “Milwaukee’s Best”, a product of Miller Brewing.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Dave


#6

Dave IS CORRECT!!! Lets have 5 seconds of silence for their [ the cans] unwavering service…above and beyond the call of duty…

Steve


#7

What country and era of ap 7.92x57 was it? The performance at that range is better than I would have expected for a rifle calibre round.


#8

DaveE

I really stepped out of my (Southern) comfort zone and took a WAG on the cans. Like the song says: . . . .beer for my horses. . . .


#9

Well, American beer has more to do with ammunition than most people know.

DWM’s one-time manager baron Paul von Gontard was married to Clara Busch, daughter of one of the founders of the Anheuser-Busch company.

The von Gontards have been playing with American breweries since the late 1920s when he was chucked out of DWM in 1929.


#10

Falcon,

WW II German, kind of surprised me too, I will list the h/s tonight. I have some 30-06 that I would like to try on the same plate.

Steve


#11

Falcon, Steve, nothing special about the perfomance of this 7.9mm.


#12

Do you have any WW2 British .303 AP (and of course something to fire it with)? I would like to see what that performs like against steel plate.


#13

I agree with EOD. Most rifle calibre AP bullets should cope with unarmoured 3/4" plate at 75 yards.

Falcon - Spec. on .303" AP W Mark I was 70% should penetrate 10mm armoured plate at 100 yards normal angle of attack, so again 3/4" (19mm) of unarmoured plate at 75 yards should not be a problem.

Regards
TonyE


#14

I’ll give helpdesk a call on monday and tell them I have a problem with my harddrive


#15

[quote=“Flying Dutchman”]I’ll give helpdesk a call on monday and tell them I have a problem with my harddrive

[/quote]

I think I can see your problem…that’ll be $100 please ;)


#16

Falcon,

I have 303 AP ammo but alas no weapon to fire it from. Had one some years ago and sold it, now I wish I had not.

Flying Dutchman, It seems you didn’t follow the sales mans advice, and purchase the amour plated “HARD” drive! LOL

Steve


#17

Flying Dutchman: have you tried rebooting :)


#18

[quote=“stevef”]Falcon,

WW II German, kind of surprised me too, I will list the h/s tonight. I have some 30-06 that I would like to try on the same plate.

Steve[/quote]

I think the WW2 era German rifle ammunition had a particularly meaty steel jacket which may well go a long way to explaining the performance you saw.

Actually, seeing the way those beer cans blew up does not suprise me. That beer has much the same effect on me.


#19

Flying Dutchman, what calibre did you shoot the hard drive with?


#20

Hey two_az, I tried reshooting, but it didn’t work

Falcon,
the first one was a 357 Magnum, but with one of my target loads.
Bullet was a lead, copper plated bullet.
The second one was with a 9MM with a 115 grain jacketed hollow point from Magtech.

cheers
Ren