Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

5.56mm

Body Armor and 10 Percent Ballistic Gelatin

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance*

(feet)

NIJ II-A Soft Body Armor

55gr

M193

FMJ

3003 15.6 Fragmented 55 16 10
NIJ II Soft Body Armor

53gr

Barnes

TSX

2732 16.0+ 0.114 53 16 10
NIJ III-A Soft Body Armor

55gr

M193

FMJ

1363 7.6 NA 55 16 10

* - Distance from muzzle to ballistic gelatin block.