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Old February 25, 2018, 01:36 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by K_Mac View Post
The exaggeration response is a very real phenomenon. I've known my father-in-law for over 40 years, and he has always responded in a very exaggerated way to any physical contact, loud noises, or input. Damnedest thing I have seen. I quite sure he would be knocked down by a .22 lr round fired into a vest.
One thing we are dealing with, which many of the physics equations ignores,
is we are shooting a live organism. Hit a nerve, or a contracted muscle mass,
or large hard bone, or a combination of the three, and there may be a flinch,
or movement, not necessarily backwards, from nerve response to the projectile impact.

Shot a Bobcat recently, at close range. It did a backflip, then ran ran off. Found it dead, some time later. How much of the flip was a reaction to the noise of the shot ? How much of the somersault was a reaction to being hit? Who knows, but obviously it was mortally
wounded, yet the impact of the round didn't push the animal over, or move it backwards
one bit.
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Old February 25, 2018, 02:30 PM   #102
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In addition to the bobcat story, you should see the gymnastics that every cat I have ever had would go through when shocked. If that cat was aware that there was a threat of any sort, that thing would have been coiled like a spring, and that reaction was completely normal. Mine have taken leaps that defy logic, how they manage to do it is beyond understanding. We know if a bug gets in during the summer because they always see them, and if the thing so much as twitches while they are examining it, they will honestly explode just like a cricket.

The other day, we saw a program that showed a guy being thrown backward down a flight of stairs when he was shot. my wife hollered 'ohh, good lord! that can't happen!'

If my wife gets it, I believe that everyone should be able to understand it.
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