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    Hydrostatic shock, fact or myth?

    Is the notion that a high velocity projectile strike (e.g. a bullet strike) will somehow produce a hydraulic shock wave that stuns the Central Nervous System (CNS) and ultimately aids in rapidly killing a creature so struck, fact or myth?
    Last edited by Tamus; 05-10-2010 at 16:20. Reason: changed "brain" for CNS

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    If you take you question along to the best practice day and go to the lecture by Jim govan you'll have all the answers you ever required on this subject ,he is the man in the know on this .

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    Tammus

    This has been done to death before, look at some of the old posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widows son View Post
    If you take you question along to the best practice day and go to the lecture by Jim govan you'll have all the answers you ever required on this subject ,he is the man in the know on this .
    Sorry, WS, I can't make it to the best practice day, this time around.

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    A single cellular organism of appropriate size would suffer from the phenomenon you describe.

    Forget it for multicellular organisms of any reasonable size with small arms.

    I do however hear that Leopards and Lions are very susceptible to velocity, regularly, but am skeptical unless at the very least bone is hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thar View Post
    Tammus

    This has been done to death before, look at some of the old posts.

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    Sorry Thar. The thing is, I'm relatively new to this website, as are many others. Before posting a new thread I do usually at least try and check and I didn't find anything devoted to this topic. There is a blizzard of back-threads to search through and doubtless it was lost in there. Maybe you old hands are either going to have to get use to us newbies asking questions that have already been answered or else there's a problem that it seems will be hard to resolve.

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    For what it's worth, the notion makes absolutely no sense to me. However, there are clearly those who believe otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandhubert View Post
    A single cellular organism of appropriate size would suffer from the phenomenon you describe.

    Forget it for multicellular organisms of any reasonable size with small arms.

    I do however hear that Leopards and Lions are very susceptible to velocity, regularly, but am skeptical unless at the very least bone is hit.
    I have done some reading on the subject and contributed to the last very lengthy discussion on here the last time. I believe that it exists and the above quote I could not disagree with more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamus View Post
    For what it's worth, the notion makes absolutely no sense to me.
    i agree.

    it seems rather far fetched
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandhubert View Post
    Forget it for multicellular organisms of any reasonable size with small arms.
    You mean, like kangaroos and wallabies, yes?
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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