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So I bundled up 20 magazines and a phone book on top of a hard bound ...
September 26th, 2008 04:51 PM
What to do one a dreary windy wet day.
So I bundled up 20 magazines and a phone book on top of a hard bound book of magazine size. Then I went out and shot the bundle with one of each of the subject rnds. Not scientific, the .38 & .357 came out of a 6.5 inch barrel and the .327 from basically a 3" barrel. The .38 was a jacketed flat point at 125 gr, the other two were lead jacketed soft points; with the .357 at 125 gr and the .327 at 100 gr. The .38spl+p got through 17 magazines. The .357, 20 magazines + to page 206 in the phone book. The .327, 20 magazines + to
page 283 of the phone book, the jacket was gone for this rnd.
So what does it mean, I think the nay sayers were wrong!
September 26th, 2008 11:03 PM
The smaller, lighter bullet will travel farther and go faster. That's why a 22-250 will go through 1/4" plate steel and a .308 will only dent it. Less resistance, more energy at target. Thing is with your scenario, you want the round to hit a human like a brick wall, and focusing most of the energy inside in a short distance. You don't want to make a clean hole through and just have them bleed in the next 20 seconds, you want a stopper. Your .357 is still the best bet there. I'm not a scientist by the way, so it's just my opinion.
September 27th, 2008 08:48 AM
Well using his examples wouldn't that be the 38?? It expended its energy in the shortest distance.
Originally Posted by Ram Rod
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September 27th, 2008 11:29 AM
Originally Posted by itschuck
Nope. The 357 started out with more energy.
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