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Thread: high velocity at short range?

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    high velocity at short range?

    What would people expect to happen to a relatively high velocity soft point bullet on a short range shot? Say something like 90gr .243 at 40 yards?

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    I think it depends totally on the construction of the bullet.
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    Bog standard soft point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    Bog standard soft point.
    Depends what it hits first. Ribs, neck or head, no bother. Shoulder....
    Brian.

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    Depends what you're shooing at of course.

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    Small roe doe. Broadside on. High chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    Small roe doe. Broadside on. High chest.
    Dead Roe, bullet not expanded or marginal expansion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    Dead Roe, bullet not expanded or marginal expansion?
    Exactly that.

    The reason I ask is that I've often come across assertions that you'd get 'bullet blow up' in a situation like this - explosive expansion and poor penetration.

    Instead, got a calibre sized entry wound, neat little hole through the lungs and a 10p sized exit.

    Fortunately it just stood there looking stunned while it bled out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    Exactly that. The reason I ask is that I've often come across assertions that you'd get 'bullet blow up' in a situation like this - explosive expansion and poor penetration.Instead, got a calibre sized entry wound, neat little hole through the lungs and a 10p sized exit.Fortunately it just stood there looking stunned while it bled out.

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    Sako sp 150grn .308 broadside chest shot muntjac @ 40 yards. Heart came out in two pieces. Bullet hit far side of rib cage turned at right angles raked back along the rib cage leaving an inch wide swathe through the ribs and exit-ed through the flank just in front of the haunch.

    Expect the unexpected now....

    Alan
    Last edited by Alantoo; 15-11-2014 at 20:35.

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