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Old 05-08-2017, 01:05 PM   #30
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Default Re: High Amounts of non penetrating damage. Bullets VS Plate Carriers

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
However, level IV armor is rated to stop 7.62mm AP, and while there are no specific standards for resistance to weaker threats other than they also have to not get through, there's not really a plausible design for plates that suffers the same deformation against 5.56mm as it would against 7.62.
Yes, but there are quite likely plausible designs that can stop 5.56 AP(avg pen 35) with less deformation than 7.62 ball(avg pen 24) as the strike energy of the 5.56 is so much smaller.
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