YouTuber Fires Rounds at Tungsten Block to Test Its Toughness

DemolitionRanch keeps testing bigger and faster guns. Will one of them have an impact?
Loukia Papadopoulos

Tungsten is a tough material. We have discussed this before in one of our videos comparing the metal to titanium. However, we always enjoy a new demonstration of the element's strength.

In this video, YouTuber DemolitionRanch decides to shoot a bunch of different guns at a block of tungsten to evaluate just how tough the cube is. He starts with a .22 caliber long rifle.

The gun is rather small, so we are not surprised to see that it doesn't have a dramatic impact on the tungsten. Next, DemolitionRanch tries a 9mm. Will this have an impact?

It does not dent the tungsten block but it does leave a little mark. Could a bigger gun have more of an impact? DemolitionRanch moves on to a .45 ACP, and although there are some pieces of the bullet stuck on the metal, the tungsten remains undented. 

DemolitionRanch tries out bigger guns with more velocity, hoping that one of them might have a significant impact. Does the YouTuber succeed in his ambitious mission? You have to watch the video to find out.

If you enjoyed this video, don't miss out on our titanium and tungsten comparison!


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