'Out of the Furnace' ballistics? -SPOILERS-

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Vincine, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    I know it's from Hollywood, but still.

    Using a deer rifle and rounds, Russell Baze shoots Harlan DeGroat in the R exterior thigh at few feet. Harlan crawls, stands up and walks away. Then Russell shots him in the mid R 'quadrant' at a few more feet. Harlan walks. Finally he shoots him in the back at two or three dozen yards.

    Is it possible to stand and walk after being shot in the leg, and then the body, with a hunting round, presuming the major vascular & skeletal systems aren't hit? Don't hunting rounds mushroom?
     
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  2. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    With a modern properly expanding hunting tip bullet likely not... However if the bullet "pencils" through, the body can still motivate for a short period. Shock onset will be the killer...
     
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  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    A 140 lb deer covered about 25 yards in a second or two after having both lungs and the heart hit. It didn't go any further and required no second shots. But oxygen starvation of the brain and muscles takes a little bit.

    But lots of what you describe is definitely for dramatic effect.
     
  4. therewolf

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    Reality? A rifle round at close distance causes

    "hydrostatic shock"; tissue literally turns to liquid.

    Anybody who's ever hurt themselves seriously, or had a

    leg injury, knows that in the short term, you don't walk

    away from a serious leg injury.

    And by "serious", I mean a blow with a hammer, a nail

    puncture, a drill slipping and drilling into your leg, not

    even to consider the massive tissue damage a rifle

    would do to a leg at close range.
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Almost anyone would concede after the first shot. Even the manliest macho hombre would not endure three rifle slugs and keep fighting.
    I, on the other hand....:)
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    It`s called Hollywood !..................
     
  7. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    See, that's what thought, but then I thought that at that close range, with that velocity, it might go through flesh like a pin would go through soft butter. So I thought maybe, if it didn't hit a critical system, it might happen. So that's why I asked.