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Old March 10, 2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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shooting through drywall

I did a quick video shooting various SD ammunition through drywall for my club in an attempt to hopefully settle some discussion, but I think its going to ferment more opinions.
At 12 yards the birdshot through the Rem 870 opened up too much and took out the “wall”.
Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqETMARQ8xk
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Old March 11, 2014, 11:59 AM   #2
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Can you summarize your results? Without a summary, this thread may be closed by the mods for being a drive-by. Also, a summary would help those of us on mobile connections who don't want to load a YouTube video.
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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Summary: all ammo used went through 4 sheets of drywall.


This is essentially what the "Box Of Truth" website showed.

The one thing I wonder about is how angled shots perform as opposed to shooting solely from 90 degrees. At 45 degrees or less the thickness of the drywall is almost doubled, the odds you'd hit a stud (placed every 16") are greater, and there could possibly be a more pronounced tumble from some bullets.
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Old March 12, 2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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vid

great suggestion! The next round of tests will involve angles and greater distances. BTW, I'll be uploading a wrap up discussion video this week.

No drive by's here, just trying to give back to the firearms community.
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Old March 12, 2014, 11:32 AM   #5
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Maybe a piece of cement board, and some green board, as well.
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:43 PM   #6
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Good vid.

Any chance you can try out frangibles?

Do they live up to the claims?
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:59 PM   #7
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True Frangible ammo will NOT come apart unless it hits something harder then itself. It is designed to reduce to dust on impact with steel tgts and backstops in shoothouses

Constructed of powder compressed into shape it allows you to shoot without risk of ricochet.

In anything softer it acts as a solid projectile
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Old March 14, 2014, 01:14 AM   #8
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quick wrap-up/discussion video is up in cased anyone is interested, going to try some 40 cal frangibles since they're the only ones I've got at the moment. stay tuned.
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