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Sabian
08-08-2006, 06:06 PM
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot24.htm

Interesting read with several real world dynamics applied.

p99guy
08-08-2006, 08:37 PM
He does some intresting test setups, allways good to see when he does something new and adds to his site.

kamo
08-08-2006, 09:04 PM
My fav BOT is when he bashes ar15.com.

Adidas02
08-09-2006, 09:25 AM
Odd, Old Painless has like 13,000 posts on AR15.com. Actually, The BOT now has it's own forum...it's almost as friendly as this one...still a large improvement over the attitudes on Ar15.com

Speaking of, did you guys catch the Buick O" Truth over there? used a Buick for penetration testing and once again bashed the Five-seveN as weak and under penetrating...AFTER they used SS197 on a car door. LOL...yeah, way to test Apples and Orangutans....comparing FMJ 9mm and V-Max polymer tipped 5.7...truly brilliant...

Rypht
08-09-2006, 07:42 PM
I sent an email to the box o truth guy asking if he would do a 5.7 focused series of tests, he said he didn't have access to any weapons that shoot that caliber.

Was half tempted to point him in kamo or p99guy's way, he's in sherman tx after all, you're practically neighbors

btown02
08-09-2006, 08:01 PM
I sent an email to the box o truth guy asking if he would do a 5.7 focused series of tests, he said he didn't have access to any weapons that shoot that caliber.

Was half tempted to point him in kamo or p99guy's way, he's in sherman tx after all, you're practically neighbors
He might find and post some information that would help you lose your guns or at least some of your ammo choices. You can do your own tests and the results might come as a surprise.

iowaaggie
08-09-2006, 08:08 PM
I originally thought of shooting the Five-seveN at some of my old vests for testing purposes and submitting the results to the site, (using the 190, 191, 192, 195, 197) before some of the other members asked me not too. I have to agree with them. The Brady ppl would love for us to do the work for them. Exhibit A in Washington, (and the 50 state capitals) would be our work with our coresponding "ohs" and "ahs"...

Rypht
08-09-2006, 10:07 PM
I suppose you guys are right... oh it's such a pain being on the bleeding edge of interesting and a political target at the same time. Forgive my enthusiasm.

Revlis
08-10-2006, 03:52 PM
What I found really funny though is this supposed "sniper" having to take a center mass shot at 58 yards if the target is moving... OK fair Enough. But the implication that you are going to impact the trama plate in such a scenario is foolish.

UNLESS the guy is charging straight at the sniper there is very Little "NO" chance that the .308 would need to travel through a trauma plate at all as the target would be turned 90deg. A shooter could then exploit the armpit area freely and the "3-vests" is a moot point.

Just doesn't add up, from either side. Mostly sounds like an interesting mental activity and little else.

btown02
08-10-2006, 03:56 PM
It's a test to show what different weapons will do on different materials. Nothing more.

kamo
08-10-2006, 03:56 PM
I sent an email to the box o truth guy asking if he would do a 5.7 focused series of tests, he said he didn't have access to any weapons that shoot that caliber.

Was half tempted to point him in kamo or p99guy's way, he's in sherman tx after all, you're practically neighbors

Already talked to him, he is actually outside houston which is 5 hours away.

Revlis
08-10-2006, 04:42 PM
Got it, and that is what it reads like. Just an exercise, materials VS Ammo, cause shooting is fun.

He's not after real hard scientific results.

rips31
08-10-2006, 05:07 PM
lol...like he says, he just likes to blow sh(tuff) up. :D

iowaaggie
08-10-2006, 06:12 PM
A fun exercise in itself - as long as we don't help the other side out in the process! When the Brady ppl seeing vests compromised they can scream, "cop killing bullet" and the video seems to support their sound-bite.

Rypht
08-10-2006, 09:29 PM
5 hours? psh... that all? I've driven longer just to have a nice dinner and then turn right back around!