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FMJ vs JHP

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by gunslinger3, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. gunslinger3

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    Which one will penetrate further? Assuming they weigh the same and have the same power.:dunno:
     
  2. CitizenOfDreams

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    Common sense tells me that a non-expanding bullet would have more penetration than an expanding one - all things equal.

    Or is it a trick question?
     

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    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    FMJ will penetrate deeper as a general rule.
     
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    The FMJ makes a smaller frontal area during penetratio. It will always penetrate further than an expanding bullet.
     
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    FMJ bullets all else being equal.
     
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    At the serious risk of :deadhorse:


    Of the two, a FMJ and a JHP of the same caliber, having equal mass (and equal sectional density for that matter) and equal velocity, assuming that the JHP expands (even nominally), the FMJ will have a greater depth of penetration.

    This assumes that both projectiles encounter the same media and obstructions, all else being equal. Of course, that is rarely the case. :winkie: