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50 BMG Penetration Test on Steel Plate

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This 11/16 thick steel railroad tie plate was hit with two rounds from my .50 cal browning from a distance of 100 yards. The impact pocket in the middle is from a blue tip incendiary bullet (no penetrator) and the one high right with a pencil thru it was an armor piercing incendiary bullet.

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Not even a contest with that type of steel and that distance.

Ball ammo will do that, with no penetrator. I fired at a 3/4 inch hardened steel plow cutting edge using ball at 100yds and it shattered the piece like glass into half a dozen pieces. Lots of energy.

Remember, a fifty is effective as far as you can see to adjust fire.

Good pics!
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