Stopping A .50 BMG With An AR550 Plate

Demolition Ranch tries some rounds against a 1″ thick AR550 steel plate:

Demolition-Ranch-ENDO-HatPretty nice those smaller caliber AR550 didn’t do much to the plates.

4:08 – Hahah him and those mannequins.

Pretty awesome the AR550 stopped the AP .50 BMG. ¬†Looks heavy as hell though, but I guess that’s the price to pay.

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TheBear February 9, 2015 at 12:32 am

That spalling is intense.

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JoelC February 10, 2015 at 04:42 am

Agree. I really have doubts that those LineX coats they do actually minimize spalling. Seems like those AR500 plates just love to direct that stuff into your neck or down into your legs.

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TheBear February 10, 2015 at 08:51 am

That’s why I’d never use them. You can survive a gunshot wound to the chest or stomach. Spalling through the brain… not so much. For me it’s ceramic plates or nothin’

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JoelC February 10, 2015 at 09:05 am

Ceramic holds up better than a lot of people think but, for the money, I really like the Poly armor. it won’t hold up to true AP, but it holds up to multiple hits better than ceramic. Stops M855 out of a 16″ barrel as long as it is past 130 yds and and is lighter than anything else. Pretty thick though so it doesn’t always fit in the plate carrier.

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Drew February 9, 2015 at 07:00 am

Someone get this lad a Boy’s or a Solothurn!

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Yeah February 9, 2015 at 09:28 am

Can I get that steel in a plate carrier please?

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anonymoose February 10, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Anyone want to form a company to make anti-spalling coated AR600 armor?

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Robert W. February 9, 2015 at 10:52 am

The gout of sparks off the plate at 6:15 is impressive.

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Todd S February 9, 2015 at 04:20 pm

“I lift, I work out… sometimes.”

Priceless.

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