Re: No exit! What happened
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The impact did not cause the boar to roll over. On a 265lb boar a 140 grain bullet at a little over 3,100fps cannot create enough energy to cause much of a push.... After all the recoil didn't knock you over did it?
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Ya know Dave, I agree with you 100% that the laws of physics, calling for an equal and opposite reaction, will tell us that the bullet did not knock the boar over.
However, The last boar (ursus americanus) I shot weighed around 300 pounds live weight and was contacted by a 250 grain bullet out of a .338 win mag at a range of 70 yards. He fell over on his side in the same direction as the bullet was going. I couldn't have knocked him over if I was standing over him with a baseball bat.
In short, even though the math dosen't work out, there has to be some sort of "mojo" that bullets have that is like a big magic hammer. Maybe it is hydrostatic shock. Maybe it is an instinctive reflex. Maybe it is bullet fairys.
I don't know but I'm sure glad it works. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!