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Old January 1, 2011, 05:38 AM   #6
Eagle0711
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Heavy For Caliber Bullets

I feel more confident with the heavy for caliber because penetration is needed to get deep enough to get to vital areas. The result is a greater chance of stopping the BG.

I recall a few years back in the revolver days for police, and in 38 Special the 95 gr. Silver Tip HP was the rage. You know, more velocity and energy. Looked good on paper. When used in real shootings the failure to stop rate was very high because of limitted penetration. The bullet didn't get deep enough to destroy things that are vital to life.

Heavier bullets penetrate deeper, break bones, and destroy more tissue.
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