223 Bullets Through Auto Glass

Ever wonder what a .223 Remington bullet will do inside gelatin after it passes through a car windshield? The Sheriff’s Department in the county I live wanted to know if their duty load for their ARs would work after passing through a windshield so last week I helped them test their current load and some others they are considering.

You might be surprised at the results. Their Ranger 64 grain Power Point load did pretty darn well. This is the same 64 grain Power Point load you can buy over the counter and it works great on deer too. I’ve taken several with it.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to 223 Bullets Through Auto Glass

  1. C D Roberts Jr says:

    I’ve been waiting on the results of this after reading that you were going to do this test. The photo shows some significant tissue damage after passing through the glass. Pretty impressive.

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