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Old August 4, 2013, 09:56 AM   #16
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Put things in context:

I put you up against a wall where you can't move.
I allow that 4,000-lb Suburban to impact you doing 1 ft/sec
I submit the area of your gut so impacted is tantamount to mush approx 1 sec later.

It's all in how you set up the problem.

Now........ I'll admit that terminal ballistics/performance is incredibly complex, and greatly dependent
not only on bullet speed/diameter/weight, but also on bullet metplat (at BP and/or non-exotic
handgun speeds), sectional density, jacket design (high speeds), target characteristics (skin
types/flesh/organ densities/voids, bones/thicknesses, impact angles, intervening
glass/metal/wood barriers, etc, etc, etc

But energy does finally matter -- within those contexts

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