It seems like there is a lot of knowledgeable people in this topic right now. As far as looking at ballistic gelatin tests, what are we looking for to make a particular load a go or no-go?
I think the 12"-14" penetration requirement makes sense. But, I wasn't understanding what characteristics the .357 Magnum 125gr JHP with 500 ft-lbs of energy had that made it a "go" despite not meeting the penetration depth requirement.
As far as lethality goes, you need the round to actually penetrate to/through the vital area that you have done your utmost to launch the bullet at, right?
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