Originally Posted by dkf
Yeah it is speculative. From what I see it seems like most squibs at least make the midway point of the barrel. But I am sure that can depend on bullet to barrel fit, bullet construction, barrel length, how much umph the primer has, may be a little powder charge in the case and etc.
I had a guy at a recent IDPA match fire, sounded funny, I did NOT see a bullet strike the berm & his slide cycled (light springs, 147gr gamer loads). I stopped him, he took the slide off & the bullet was just far enough into the bbl to allow the next round to chamber. PRobably never get it to happen like that again, but then, it only takes one. He was lucky, that last shot was prior to hime moving to another position. I would never have been fast enough to stop the next shot if he had been another target immediately after that.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
Last edited by fredj338; 01-24-2013 at 17:27..