Will a tungsten carbide round penetrate armor?
Will a custom shotgun round made of tungsten carbide be powerful enough to go through a level 3+ body armor plate?
Custom shotgun rounds are gaining some serious popularity throughout the Web, and they are pretty awesome to watch in action. Check out this custom tungsten carbide round.
The body armor used in the video is rated for some serious fire power, but it was no match for the tungsten carbide round. Tungsten carbide is an extremely hard chemical compound. On the Mohs scale of mineral it's a 9 out of 10. To put it into perspective, a 10 on the Mohs scale is a diamond.
The hardness of the round made of up for the lack of speed, and was able to penetrate the armor with ease.
Tugnsten carbide is often used for wedding rings. They are considered to be a safer option, because they would't deform in an accident, unlike gold or silver.
Apparently, it also makes a powerful shotgun round.