Originally Posted by huntintoo
A good stop requires a soft tip or a hollow point. My friend came back from Iraq and said he would have given any price for some soft points if he woud not get in trouble for it. He shot one guy coming at him, and shooting, from 90 Metters closing to 20 meeters. My friend thought he was missing the target. A head shot stopped him at 20 yards. On examination of the bad guy all other 18 rounds hit chest area. FMJ's are not good stoppers!
It all depends on the target being engaged!!! if engaging individuals in plain clothes HP are very affective, If engaging thru ANYTHING that is semi hard FMJ are better to use because it will not lose volicity prior to hitting the intended target(threat). Like i said in my first post, it depends and to try different rounds and pick for yourself. Try some test. Shoot both HP and FMJ thru objects infront of your target (i.e Car doors, concrete blocks, glass) anything that you may encounter in your AO. you will be suprised as to what certain bullets will penetrate.
I also bet that your friend was using a 55gr 5.56 round, They are not good stoppers anyway. The Military should have stayed with the 30/06 and the .45.