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Old 05-01-2016, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by pkbites View Post
Yeah, but that was hit with rounds from a handgun.
I didn't think we were talking about rifles. I thought he meant things that are actually stopped by the vest, in which case they become embedded in the layers of material. Rounds that penetrate will... well, they'll penetrate. They'll go right on through. If plates are used, then whether or not the rounds become embedded depend on the type of plates and the specific round and velocity. If we're talking about ceramic boride plates used by the military, then the rounds will get embedded in the plates themselves. Old school steel plates, not so much.

As for the scene in Back to the Future: I always just figured Doc used a design that he invented himself. He can make a train fly; I'm sure he could figure out how to make a cool vest that stops anything.