Thread: 10mm vs .357
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Old November 5, 2012, 10:38 PM   #24
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By the way, those who are fans of velocity when it comes to performance on big dangerous things, might find Randy Garrett's piece on penetration and velocity interesting.

Despite all the impressive "science" deployed to reinforce the assertion that higher speed projectiles are more capable of inflicting the deep penetration and impact-effect required to reliably anchor heavy game, one finds that these assertions simply do not withstand common sense, repeatable penetration testing. In fact, if one conducts these tests, one finds that there is nothing that can be observed which supports the assertion that the faster one drives non-expanding solids the deeper they penetrate.
A bear will not be stopped by the energy produced by a handgun cartridge. They will be stopped by a bullet that penetrates deep enough. Excess velocity can reduce penetration.
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