[GSBN] Bullet Resistance of Straw Bale Walls

John Swearingen jswearingen at skillful-means.com
Wed Aug 17 09:34:04 CDT 2016


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The only test that I know was done by the husband of a woman who wrote an
article on strawbale for Survival Magazine.  This is probably what John G
remembers hearing about.  Somewhere I have a copy of that magazine filed
away.  The bales stopped or slowed light caliber bullets, but not heavier
ones, like a 30-30..

This is a picture of the bales at the police station project that we worked
on earlier this year.  The target was courtesy of the police, who had a lot
of very interesting comments to make about their new SWAT locker. :)

John "Out on Bail" Swearingen


On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 5:45 PM john rehorn <rehorn at frontier.net> wrote:

> I’d be willing to give it a try and document it on video.  I’m guessing
> that the caliber of bullet used for armed conflict is similar to a 30-30,
> and my guess is that it would go right through it at 100 feet.  Cement
> plaster would slow it quite a bit.  Want me to set it up?  I probably need
> to do it in September when farming slows down.  No paperwork would be
> required, LOL.
>
> John Rehorn
>
> On Aug 16, 2016, at 3:31 PM, John Glassford <jacksflat at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> G ' day Darcy
>
> I remember a conversation with the Straw Dogs when we visited California
> on the Great International Straw Bale Caravan from Tuscon to San Francisco
> cannot exactly remember the year 1998 I think.
>
> Turko Semmes <http://semmesco.com/> and the other Straw Dog talked about
> firing certain types of guns into straw bales.
>
> It was a fun morning and we laughed a lot however the conversation is sort
> of fuzzy now but I am sure they said that a rendered SB would stop a .303
> bullet.  I may be wrong.
>
> Kind regards
> John Glassford
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