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How much bone can a 380 fmj break through?

This is a discussion on How much bone can a 380 fmj break through? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ak74 Title pretty much sums up my question. Can a 380 acp break through the sternum/ribcage? If it hit ones forearm first ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak74 View Post
    Title pretty much sums up my question. Can a 380 acp break through the sternum/ribcage? If it hit ones forearm first would it have enough energy to continue and break through the sternum and ribcage? Is it possible for the 380 to hit ones sternum and make it all the way through to the spine? I tried to think of a way to ask the question in a more entertaining or witty way but couldn't think of anything. So here's a picture of a skeleton not yet shot up.
    That would be a function these: 1. Bullet weight and type 2. Load 3. Barrel length 4. Distance from barrel 5. material between barrel and bone 6. type of bone 7. Angle of impact 8. Other??
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    If you drink lots of milk, will the extra calcium stop the 380? Or will you have milk bones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    If you drink lots of milk, will the extra calcium stop the 380? Or will you have milk bones?
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    Can a .380 break through the sternum or ribcage? Well that depends...
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    Quote Originally Posted by odeaar View Post
    Here is a great article that is related to this thread. Enjoy! The date on article is Oct 6, 2011.

    .380ACP JHP performance through Bone Simulant plates With Ballistic Gelatin backing
    .380 ACP (click ".380ACP Bone Simulant test" for the pdf)
    Thanks you.

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