It was my understanding (and maybe I'm wrong) that level 4 plates were rated for everything that a level 3 can take, or 1 round of 30-06 AP. Obviously that doesn't mean you can shoot the 4 with a ton of .223 AP and then expect it to stop 30-06, rather that if it's rated to stop 1 round of 30-06, it'll stop multiple rounds of 5.56 also. Again, not an expert, but that was my understanding of it.
Edited for grammar.
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