Originally Posted by Jesse17
As far as it going all the way thru, that's called "over penetrating" it's dangerous to people behind the bad guy, along with the fact that once a bullet exits the bad guy you're just wasting energy that should have been inflicted on the bad guys internals in the form of hydrostatic pressure/shock.
ive seen hydrostatic shock in action last december. shot a doe at 125 yards with my 458SOCOM. the scope was way off from bouncing around in a four wheeler all day. the aimpoint was center of the ribcage in the heart lung area. bullet impacted in front of the rear legs under the spine. the shock from the bullet alone killed the deer. on cleaning the shot missed all bones and it was a clean 45cal hole through non-critical tissue no major vessels hit. the hydrostatic shockwave hitting the spinal cord is what killed it.
i believe you need a bullet that will penetrate far enough into the goblin body for that shock to hit a vital central nervous juncture. soft tissue is only pushed around by 9mm 45acp 40sw bullet speeds it takes a VERY big bullet to see tissue destruction from hydrostatic shock.
deer i have shot with a 308 in the heart lung area most internal organs are undamaged from the shock effect. blood loss and time brought the animal down. deer i have shot with a slower heavier bullet as in 458 winmag 350grn. most internal organs are turned into a soup with nothing recognizable left dropping the deer instantly. both kill deer effectively but the effects from a slower heavier bullet are magnitudes greater than a lighter faster bullet. when shooting deer in the heart/lung area. shoot a deer there with a 30cal your gonna be tracking. shoot same spot with a big slower bullet it drops.
from years of deer hunting with 45 caliber heavy bullets compairing them to faster lighter 30cal rifle bullets convinced me that for SD the biggest diameter heaviest bullet i could get for SD is ideal.