Originally Posted by Charles A
Temperature doesn't have anything to do with it- bullets can't tell the difference between 60 and 100 degrees.
Newspaper, sand, oatmeal, etc, is not going to show anything about soft tissue disruption.
So, a ductility test at 60 degrees is the same at 100.... I don't think so. Ductility of metal changes with temperature. I have done enough heat ups and cooldowns of reactors, reactor pressure vessels, and just regular pressurizers and their associated components to over my 30 year nuclear career know and understand that even .1 degree changes the equation with respect to ductility and brittle fracture.
However, my reference to temps of the oatmeal was joke that you obviously did not get.
The scholarly response would have been what is the impact temperature of said bullet at say 3000 FPS?