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I have a range at my house, and I also had an old beer keg laying around, so I thought I would combine the two. I expected 115 gr FMJ from a 9mm would penatrate an aluminum keg, but I was wrong. The .357 did the trick though along with the .44
 

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Quick clarification: by penetrate - are you talking piercing the front wall AND the back wall (leaving an exit hole) or just piercing the front wall and remaining in the keg?

Not too surprised in the 9mm's failure to "penetrate" but would have expected it to at least pierce the front wall.
 
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I'm not surprised either that the 9mm had a rough time. If I remember correctly the .357 came into being specifically because more penetration was needed over the .38.
 

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Nope...just left a dent in the front wall. I was very surprised by that.
 

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I'd like to shoot one that's under pressure but that would be alcohol abuse!
 

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That actually sounds about right. Beer keg walls are pretty thick.
 
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