Box O' Truth #14 - Rifles, Shotguns, and
Walls - Page 4
also penetrated all 4 walls.
This is the last wall.
get a lot of questions about the effectiveness
I shot a round of Remington #8 Dove Load.
blew a big hole in the first wall.
the shot did not even break into the second
The only hole was from the shot cup.
is the back of the second wall.
1. Contrary to what we have been told, XM-193
does not seem to "fragment" when
shot into drywall walls. After we were through
for the day, we even shot several more rounds
of XM-193 into the walls to see if we could
get one to fragment. They did not.
It is clear that they were tumbling and deviating
from the flight path, but they were still
penetrating the walls.
Now, before anyone says it, No, I do not know
how much damage they would do to someone after
the 4th wall. But they would do some damage
as they were still penetrating.
2. Remington 55 grain JSP and Frangible 5.56
also penetrated all 4 walls. So did the .30
When shooting rifles, walls are concealment,
3. 00 Buck penetrates 4 walls with ease. It
is a great "Stopping" round, but
there is a price to pay.
Until someone invents a "Phaser"
like on Star Trek, anything that will stop
a bad guy, will also penetrate several walls.
4. Birdshot does not excessively penetrate
drywall walls. But it does not penetrate deeply
enough to reach a bad guy's vital organs.
Birdshot makes a nasty but shallow wound.
It is not a good Stopper.
Use Birdshot for little birds. Use 00 Buckshot
for bad guys.
5. The sun was shining, it was a lovely day,
and it was fun shooting stuff.
Thanks to my friends for the ammo to test.
Thanks to Tman and our friend Richard who
was visiting from out of town, for the pics.