.357SIG Ranger T's phonebook test

.357SIG Ranger T's phonebook test

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    .357SIG Ranger T's phonebook test

    Hey all, I should get my Winchester Ranger T's for my .357SIG next week and would like to do a poor mans ballistics test. I plan on shooting the round into soaked phone books to see the expansion and penetration. How many phone books should I plan on stacking together to ensure stopping the bullet?
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    depending how thick they are, maybe 8-12 definately let us known and show pics!!

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    for sure man! thanks
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    well i know there was a cop @ the range today and someone brought over some phone books taped together and he was shooting @ those with his .357sig. only had 2 taped together but they all went clean through

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    damn lol - i need to look for some phone books now!
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    Where I live a .22 short would completly penetrate about 50 of the local phonebooks. New York or L.A. would be a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecup View Post
    Where I live a .22 short would completly penetrate about 50 of the local phonebooks. New York or L.A. would be a different story.
    +1 to that! I know the feeling.
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    Makes me wonder how big the phonebook in Caneyville is...?

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    It really depends on which way your going to shoot the phone book.

    If you have the book standing on edge looking at the front cover, it will take many more books than if you lay them on thier backs and shoot at the edges of the paper.

    Years ago when I had some college books laying around that weren't getting any use any more, I decided to use them as targets with my 30.06. Well I must have stacked 6 or so thick biology and accounting type books up and shot at them looking at the front cover. They didn't stop the bullet.

    I proceeded to lay them on their backs and shoot at the edges. Well the bullet didn't make it through a book. It stopped about mid way into the book. The pages were destroyed much more.

    So if you don't want to have to go searching for lots and lots of phone books, just lay them on their backs and shoot at them towards the edges of the pages. You should be able to recover the bullets nicely.

    It is kind of like shooting into the butt end of a log verses shooting at the side of a log. Shooting the butt end of a log, most pistol calibers won't hardly penetrate. When your going into the grain there is much more resistance.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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