Suprised that ice stoped bullets...


ice has the same density as concrete... so doesnt suprise me to much... just depends on how fragile the ice is...
 
I got to go through cold weather training while I was in the Corps, and they showed us the stopping power of ice. They made the blocks of ice using old MRE boxes. The plane ice has decent stopping power.... however, when you add in a bunch of surrounding ruffage, like leaves, pine needles, twigs, etc, it dramatically increases the density of the ice blocks. This in turns increases the stopping power of the ice blocks.

The ice blocks with the ruffage stopped a 7.62 AK round, as demonstrated to us. I'm pretty sure that a plain ice block stopped a .223 round. Its been awhile since I went through this, so you may want to give it a shot before you put your friends behind the ice wall.... :wacko:
 
Not surprised, they used soft ice AKA not cold and had lots of O2 bubbles in it, lake ice in winter is harder yet...... n like was pointed out in the above post, mix grass, pine needles n other stuff in the ice tends to bind it together and make it tougher.
 
Water stops them too!

From Mythbusters:

"All supersonic bullets tested (up to .50-caliber) disintegrated in less than 3 feet (90 cm) of water, but slower velocity bullets, like pistol rounds, need up to 8 feet (2.4 metres) of water to slow to non-lethal speeds. Shotgun slugs require even more depth; the exact depth could not be determined because one of their tests broke the rig. However, as most water-bound shots are fired from an angle, less actual depth is needed to create the necessary separation."
 
I fired a 257 Wby w/100 grain soft point bullets into a 5 gallon container frozen solid at zero degrees. Penetration was about 6" but the ice was pulverized throughout the container. The heavy plastic container had a 2" pour hole in the top and most of the ice emptied through that hole.
 
Handgun bullets are designed to expand and be retained in soft human tissue. The objective of a handgun bullet is not to penetrate - it is to expand and do the widest possible damage.
 
I'll slip ice sheets into my bullet proof vest from now on in summer. Then the danged thing won't be so freaking hot!!
:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
Good to know
 

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