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There is a delicate balancing act between the need for sufficient penetration and the need to eliminate dangerous overpenetration. The bullet must penetrate deeply enough to reach vital organs. It must get through muscle, bone, fat, clothing, etc. The FBI protocol calls for 12-18" of penetration. While very few people are 18" thick from sternum to spine, many are that thick from arm to opposite ribs.
Your bullet should be able to go through a thick, muscular bicep, a thick, tough humerus, the lat muscle, a rib, a lung and a heart (muscle) at the least. Better to add to that another lung, another rib, another lat muscle and at least half of an upper arm.
If you are using a bullet that is capable of that, it probably will pass through a body if the hit is just below the Xyphoid process and exit is between two ribs. You should not incur any excessive liability from a round passing through an individual so long as the shot was necessary and you otherwise exercised due caution. Sh!t happens. You cannot be expected to prepare for EVERY possible outcome, just a resonable one.
WTS, Speer Gold Dot 125 gr +P all the way.
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