BODY ARMOR 101: MODERN ROUNDS vs ARES LEVEL IV BODY ARMOR
.338 LAPUA, 6.5 CREEDMOOR, 6 CREEDMOOR, 6MM ARC
How do modern hunting and precision rounds perform against modern body armor? Rob Orgel of ER Tactical helps us answer this question. Under NIJ 0101.06 specifications level IV body armor is only required to defeat one round of .30-06 M2 AP which is a fairly uncommon round. In this video we explore more modern cartridges, namely .338 Lapua, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6 Creedmoor and 6MM ARC. We test each of these bullets against a single Ares Level IV ceramic body armor plate to see what impact these modern hunting/precision rounds have on modern body armor. As a result, we get a chance to see the multi-hit capability of the Ares plate against non-armor piercing rounds. Ares plates contain a boron carbide strike face which is one of the hardest materials known to man, making it an ideal choice for defeating high caliber and high velocity threats.