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earthbagbuilding.wordpress wrote:Bullet Resistance of Sandbag and Earthbag Construction
They started out with a .22 LR from a .22 revolver. It penetrated about 5 inches into the sand.
They continued the test using 9mm Ball, .45 ACP, 5.56mm XM-193 Ball out of a 20″ AR15, 7.62 X 51 from a FAL, a 12 gauge slug, and finally .223 and .308 rifle rounds.
None of the rounds penetrated more than 6”!
Oh, so it will be like a removable partition/safety wall. I can imagine that.Revi wrote:I want it to be portable, so I figure I can always dump the gravel out and use it somewhere else.
Ludi wrote:Thinking about dinners of the future:
They are skinny from the drought.
Ludi wrote:Thank you very much for that assessment!
We actually have some late babies which were born at the end of the drought, but probably to younger moms.
We also have some spike bucks and a couple with decent racks. Any suggestions about them?
The bucks are significantly more shy than the does.
Ludi wrote:Thank you for those thoughts.
vtsnowedin wrote:Have you bought a deer rifle yet? I remember you were considering getting one a while back.
Ludi wrote:vtsnowedin wrote:Have you bought a deer rifle yet? I remember you were considering getting one a while back.
My husband bought a Remington 870 shotgun. He'll be shooting at very close range with slugs. The neighbors are too nearby for a rifle to be appropriate.
I won't be using any guns, but I will be the one cutting up the critters.
Ludi wrote:He'll be shooting into a hillside to the right of the picture there, so ideally there wouldn't be danger of a stray bullet. But that field beyond the deer sometimes has cattle in it, and we have neighbor houses to the north and south of our place.
I have not butchered anything larger than a turkey, so I expect a deer to be quite a challenge. We have an A-frame and tackle to hang it with, and I've been looking at various "how-to" info on the internets.
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