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Old 10-08-2009, 04:51 PM   #21
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If you want to see the wound track get yourself a few The Bullet Test Tubes.
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wow,Fed Hydrashock, Win Ranger, Speer Gold Dot, Rem Golden Sabre, and Hornady Critical Defense

i hade know idea there were that many choices....what is the difference between these
The Hydrashocks where specifically designed to cause hydraulic shock within the abdominal cavity, making center mass shots more lethal. They were intended to make small caliber handguns more effective in stopping targets. This market was opened when many police agencies and personal users went to the 9x19 platform, over the larger, more powerful calibers.

Though hydraulic shock's lethality has been a topic for debate, the simple fact is that when you use it to rupture internal organs, bad things happen to the human body, which more effectively renders it useless.
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The Hydrashocks where specifically designed to cause hydraulic shock within the abdominal cavity, making center mass shots more lethal. They were intended to make small caliber handguns more effective in stopping targets. This market was opened when many police agencies and personal users went to the 9x19 platform, over the larger, more powerful calibers.

Though hydraulic shock's lethality has been a topic for debate, the simple fact is that when you use it to rupture internal organs, bad things happen to the human body, which more effectively renders it useless.
sweet that sounds like a winner
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sweet that sounds like a winner
Some will argue against Hydrashocks due to the lack of weight retention upon expansion, but that's part of the bullet dropping energy, which is what you want it to do.
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wow this looks cool, did i read it right that the material is reusable?
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Some will argue against Hydrashocks due to the lack of weight retention upon expansion, but that's part of the bullet dropping energy, which is what you want it to do.
just curious, why would i want the bullet to drop in energy?
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Think of a bullet as an energy transfer device. It transfers energy FROM the gun TO the target. The better the bullet is at dropping energy WHEN IT GETS TO THE TARGET, the more effective.

Case in point- military Armor Piercing rifle ammo sux as a hunting round- hit a deer with a 7.62 NATO AP round, it drills a 30 cal hole straight thru the deer, kicks up dust when it hits the ground 200 meters BEYOND the deer, and keeps going another 400 meters. All of the energy that is driving the bullet BEYOND the deer was wasted, none was dropped on the deer. Deer may die, but except for very lucky shot, deer will die in 2 days from infection and blood loss. You want a bullet that delivers all energy to the deer, does max damage to internal organs, and drops deer like bad habit.

same thing with defensive ammo. You need enough penetration to reach vitals, but not over-penetration. l
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Think of a bullet as an energy transfer device. It transfers energy FROM the gun TO the target. The better the bullet is at dropping energy WHEN IT GETS TO THE TARGET, the more effective.

Case in point- military Armor Piercing rifle ammo sux as a hunting round- hit a deer with a 7.62 NATO AP round, it drills a 30 cal hole straight thru the deer, kicks up dust when it hits the ground 200 meters BEYOND the deer, and keeps going another 400 meters. All of the energy that is driving the bullet BEYOND the deer was wasted, none was dropped on the deer. Deer may die, but except for very lucky shot, deer will die in 2 days from infection and blood loss. You want a bullet that delivers all energy to the deer, does max damage to internal organs, and drops deer like bad habit.

same thing with defensive ammo. You need enough penetration to reach vitals, but not over-penetration. l
wow i have been a member for 1 day and learned so much already....cool deal thank you for that info...does any one have any suggestions as to where i can begin to educate myself on ammo and firearms (specifically handguns)

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