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Testing a Mosin-Nagant and Other Guns Against Pillows

How many pillows can bullets pass through?

One of the great things about the Internet and the development of many firearms YouTube channels is how they answer the questions we never thought to ask. Ridiculous things like "How bulletproof are shovels?" or "Could Negan from the Walking Dead really be saved when his baseball bat stops a bullet?"

Those are just a few of the questions that Matt from Demolition Ranch has sought to answer over the years. He has helped expand our knowledge of firearms in the process of doing so.

Today he is out to answer another question literally no one thought of asking: "How many pillows will stop a round fired from a Mosin-Nagant? Find out by watching Matt's latest hilarious video below.

For those unfamiliar with the Mosin-Nagant, this rifle was developed by the Russians in the late 1890s and has somehow managed to remain in use in countless conflicts around the world to this very day. There were literally millions of these rifles built and that is why, for a time, they were so readily available and cheap.

The 7.62x54mmR rounds lends itself well as a hunting round, so many people have used Mosin-Nagants for deer hunting here in the United States. These rounds can reach up to 2,800 feet per second, which is why the bullet managed to travel through about 35 pillows before stopping.

Overall, we are impressed by the stopping power of these pillows. Who would have thought this common household item could stand up to bullets so well? The only one we were not surprised with was the .50 BMG. However, the .22lr and 9mm parts of the experiment yielded a surprising result.

Thanks Matt, for once again answering the great gun questions of all time that no one ever thought to ask. We look forward to seeing what zany experiment you come up with next!

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