Originally Posted by Yankee2718
The damage to the gel is what I am basing my observations on. I'm not even jumping into the ballistic pressure wave game.
The gel damage, or "churning" as you put it, is an indicator of temporary stretch cavity. Now this is a long-running debate on here as to whether it has any impact on incapacitation by being strong enough to actually tear organs not specifically touched by the bullet itself. I dunno personally......I'm on the fence. Always have liked a "dynamic" bullet, but some of these newer bullet designs like HST don't need a screaming velocity to perform as far as expansion and penetration are concerned.
The ballistic pressure wave is more concerning "shock" to the CNS or cardiovascular system from a wave of pressure.
Frankly I'd put more likelihood of actually occuring on the temporary stretch cavity causing additional damage than I would the ballistic pressure wave slapping someone down.