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Hydrostatic shock, what's your opinion?

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Re: Hydrostatic shock, what's your opinion?

I shot a deer once throw the center of it's gut at just over 500 yards hit no bone with a 338-378 weatherby with a 225 sst bullet and it dropped in its tracks.But it was a mess to clean.
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    The higher the velocity the higher the hydraulic pressure that is created, that is a fact.
    Now that's a nice bison, and a nice picture to boot! Thanks for posting it.
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    Look up shooting holes in wounding theories. This stuff can be explained by science. It isn't magic. I read this whole essay a few years ago, it is dry science but well worth reading. If you (anybody) wants to know how bullets kill then read it.

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    Now that's a nice bison, and a nice picture to boot! Thanks for posting it.



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    Re: Hydrostatic shock, what's your opinion?

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    Look up shooting holes in wounding theories. This stuff can be explained by science. It isn't magic. I read this whole essay a few years ago, it is dry science but well worth reading. If you (anybody) wants to know how bullets kill then read it.

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    Read that whole thing, in large part it's pretty well how I always figured it. I like his comparisons between 2 very different cartridges, have the same energy yet one is advised while the other is advised against.
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    Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

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    I shot a deer once throw the center of it's gut at just over 500 yards hit no bone with a 338-378 weatherby with a 225 sst bullet and it dropped in its tracks.But it was a mess to clean.
    I did the exact thing 20 years ago or so with a different caliber. What a mess, nothing but gut soup to scoop out
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    thought this would be a fun addition to the topic

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