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Watch Demo Ranch find out how bulletproof wood is

YouTuber Matt Carriker puts a pile of wood up against his AR-10 rifle. (DemolitionRanch/YouTube)
August 19, 2016

The boys over at Demolition Ranch love to see their guns and ammo pierce through just about everything. In their latest video, host Matt Carriker decides to see how many pieces of wood a bullet can cut through.

To no one’s surprise, it takes a considerable amount.

Check out the video below to see just how not-so-bulletproof hunks of wood really are:

In the video, Carriker explains that his first test will include a dozen two-inch thick everyday wood boards that he had leftover from a construction project. Carriker lines them up one after another before talking about his weapon of choice.

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“This is my Armalite AR-10 chambered in 308,” Carriker explains to the audience. Carriker also shows off his new sight before getting down to business.

YouTuber Matt Carriker puts a pile of wood up against his AR-10 rifle. (DemolitionRanch/YouTube)

A single shot brings a handful of boards to the ground, but the end result is not quite clear at first glance. Upon further inspection, it is revealed that the bullet made it through each piece of wood and beyond.

“It just punched through everything,” Carriker explains as he counts off the boards. “It came and hit the table and kept going,” Carriker shows with the exit hole on the last board.

YouTuber Matt Carriker puts a pile of wood up against his AR-10 rifle. (DemolitionRanch/YouTube)

Next up, Carriker adds a few four-by-fours to the end of the wood stack. Carriker says that there’s “no way” the 308 will make it through everything.

But once again, the bullet is stronger than the wood. “It came into that last one there and came straight out the back,” Carriker says as he shows the wood’s wound.

“So far, very impressed.”

YouTuber Matt Carriker puts a pile of wood up against his AR-10 rifle. (DemolitionRanch/YouTube)

Carriker gets a little more creative with his next few approaches. From piling on more wood to adjusting the placement, each attempt reveals that wood is simply no match for his gun. While some of the attempts did a better job at slowing the bullet or affecting its trajectory, it almost always ripped through a significant number of boards.

At the end of the video, it becomes quite clear that any kind of pile of wood is likely not strong enough to protect from a bullet.

Hosts of the DemolitionRanch YouTube channel regularly conduct interesting experiments involving both everyday weapons and military-grade equipment. Their channel has more than 8 million subscribers who view their videos millions of times per month.