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How Many Fire Extinguishers Will a .500 S&W Penetrate?

How Many Fire Extinguishers Will A .500 S&W Penetrate

Ever wonder how many fire extinguishers a .500 S&W bullet will penetrate?

This guy decided to do an (admittedly unscientific) test to see just how many fire extinguishers a 350gr .500 S&W bullet will penetrate.

Watch the video to see how the experiment turned out.

Surprised?

Even though the .500 S&W is a very powerful handgun cartridge, shooting through a row of multiple fire extinguishers is a pretty difficult feat. The metal case of a fire extinguisher, combined with their round shape, tends to make bullets deflect from their trajectory and/or tumble more rapidly than other materials.

For this reason, it should not be surprising that the mighty .500 S&W could only penetrate a couple of fire extinguishers.

Like what you see here? You can read more great hunting articles by John McAdams on his hunting blog. Follow him on Twitter @TheBigGameHunt and on Instagram The_Big_Game_Hunter

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