Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: archy
A few years back the Arcane round of a copper beryllium alloy was out and in 9mm it could penetrate threat level IIIA armor while still providing very great tissue disruption. The round is no longer legally importable. Now the question is what is the actual performance of this round? What will it do to a target after going through several layers of Kevlar? It seems to do the job in 5.56mm and from what you say it also has some impressive performance in 9mm. I am wondering about .45acp?

I have not yet had a chance to play with this ammunition yet but I may order some to do my own tests on wet phone books etc. I shall be following this closely.
47 posted on 12/03/2003 8:35:42 AM PST by harpseal (stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies ]


To: harpseal
Now the question is what is the actual performance of this round? What will it do to a target after going through several layers of Kevlar?

Essentially, it's the very result of having to go through several layers of Kevlar that creates the friction necessary for the bullet to remain intact and penetrate deeply, following which it then seperates in material providing far less resistance. But we have a pretty good idea of what it doies thereafter.


49 posted on 12/03/2003 9:41:37 AM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies ]

To: harpseal
I have not yet had a chance to play with this ammunition yet but I may order some to do my own tests on wet phone books etc. I shall be following this closely.

Exactly my intention for posting this info, and I look forward very much to hearing of anyof your results, either on wet phone books or any other test giving us any ideas as to how this new development may perform, or in more practical applications, even if those applications are anectdotal and speculative.

Perhaps the most interesting application is in short-barrelled carbines like the M4 and new XM8, in which the standard M193 and M855 5,56mm ammunition, intended for use in the 20-inch barrels of the M16A1 and M16A2 rifles respectively, have understandably not performed as well as desired at the smaller velocities developed therein. I've always preferred the 5,56mm round in a full-length rifle rather than the shorties, but the new ammo could cause me to reevaluate that preference. Of course, the result in an even longer barrelled M16A1/A2 or RPK might be even more spectacular.

-archy-/-

51 posted on 12/03/2003 9:51:58 AM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson