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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren
    it sucks this applies to humans or anything else. this is important to healing our soldiers. hope this helps.
    http://www.garrettcartridges.com/071701.asp
    I disagree with most of this article's claims. Having shot many large game animals I can tell you that a heavy slow moving bullet does create a good wound channel but typically you can eat right up to the hole.

    A high velocity round creates far more collateral tissue damage. Proper use of this collateral effect anywhere near the spine of an animal kills it instantly. As a hunter it is much preferred to drop your quarry where it stands rather than have it run off into what almost always turns out to be very difficult terrain to recover it in.

    This article is more a sales pitch about why their bullets are superior to other rounds of same caliber with a bias against high velocity calibers in an attempt to sway potential buyers to their product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    That is a beautiful and horrifying image.

    C.
    Apparently both beauty and horror are in the eye of the beholder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlyin moe
    I disagree with most of this article's claims. Having shot many large game animals I can tell you that a heavy slow moving bullet does create a good wound channel but typically you can eat right up to the hole.

    A high velocity round creates far more collateral tissue damage. Proper use of this collateral effect anywhere near the spine of an animal kills it instantly. As a hunter it is much preferred to drop your quarry where it stands rather than have it run off into what almost always turns out to be very difficult terrain to recover it in.

    This article is more a sales pitch about why their bullets are superior to other rounds of same caliber with a bias against high velocity calibers in an attempt to sway potential buyers to their product.
    The article does read more like a sales pitch than valid scientific information. However, the key parameter related to distant effects is the bullet's rate of energy loss (which determines the retarding force in tissue) rather than the impact velocity. With sufficient frontal area and blunt profile, relatively slow projectiles (< 1800 FPS) can create distant effects comparable with much faster FMJ rifle bullets.

    Michael Courtney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juke_spin
    Apparently both beauty and horror are in the eye of the beholder.
    And?

    C.

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