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Old 05-08-2017, 10:23 AM   #26
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Default Re: High Amounts of non penetrating damage. Bullets VS Plate Carriers

Originally Posted by Varyon View Post

That isn't entirely unrealistic, although extremely unlikely. Because the armor completely stops the bullet, that means the armor+body must absorb all of the bullet's momentum, instead of just the portion represented with blowthrough. ....
I think my issue is bullets just don't have that kind of momentum.

Look at the kind of knock-back you'd be getting here, and what that would mean for firing a gun that did that with Newtons 3rd law in action.
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