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5.56mm FMJ 200 Yard Steel & Ballistic Gel Penetration



Using a 16″ barrel AR15, shooting the 5.56mm NATO M193 55 gr FMJ at 200 yards. Primary objective is hitting a 1/4″ steel plate at 200 yards and getting a pass through and into ballistic gel.

Ammo is military surplus 5.56mm, Lake City 2005 production date. Rifle is a Bushmaster lower receiver, Rock River Arms upper with 16″ barrel, 1:9 twist. I’m using an EoTech 516, no magnification. Please note…..the EoTech had been setup for POV shooting with the camcorder. It is usually moved a tad bit forward on the rail. For some reason, the trolls want to make a big deal out of it.

Filmed with two Sony HD AVCHD camcorders; HDR-CX560 recorded at 28 mbps 60p and HDR-CX110 at 24 mbps 30p. Edited using Sony Vegas Pro 12, MP4, 30p, 16 mbps. The opening segment was recorded with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition at 1080p; camera mounted to the rifle using the roll bar mount.

Filmed on private property with ample hills and trees for a backstop. No inhabitants downrange for at least 2 miles. Any shots off target and/or pass throughs traveled less than 100 feet behind the target setup.

RangeTalk #2 – Del-ton AR15 Review / NcStar Mark III Review



Back out at the shooting range to sight in the AR. Custom milling on the UAG 1″ riser was worth the 10 minutes and $14. The scope sits a bit higher than I would like but I wanted to go with a non folding rear sight. So far so good, I just need to work out the trajectory for further distances. Actually closer to 350rds through it so far. Zero malfunctions. I am very happy with this M4gery right now. As for the NcStar, I give it a 8.5 out of 10 for what I’ve found under $125. The glass leaves some to be desired especially in low light but its functionality is up to par for what I want right now. The Spikes lower mates well with the Del-ton upper. I need more Pmags. They perform perfectly. The UTG rear site is a must if you don’t want a fold down. Solid contstruction and just looks good with no other optics mounted. I’ve shot some crappy triggers and I don’t feel the need for anything outside of a basic single stage trigger, but that’s my personal opinion…

Questions and Comments Welcome!

Be Safe and Happy Shootin’