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.223 Cavity creation sizes?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, Mar 26, 2004.

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  1. twoblink

    twoblink Member

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    I was watching the movie "Resident Evil" (I have to insert that I think Milla Jovovich is awesome. A woman with a rifle sure looks good!)

    When these people became zombies in the movie, and had to be shot multiple times.. I'm fairly curious..

    I always thought the .223 had a reputation for a lot of expansion and taking out chunks of flesh at that type of range.. or am I wrong??

    I'm sure it would depend on the ammo type.. which will bring me to the second part of the question: what is the typical "covert-op" ammo? Hollowpoints? Yes?
     
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    here's some information regarding 223 wound patterns

    first from THR a thread about 223 rounds and effects:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21397

    next the descriptions of 223 penetration in home building materials
    (and compared to 9mm)
    http://www.olyarms.com/223pen.html
    http://www.olyarms.com/gunsite.html

    an helpful FAQ about 223 ammo
    http://www.ammo-oracle.com./

    and finally the information which mirrors my information from
    the Internation Journal of Wound Ballastics from the
    Internation Association of Wound Ballistics
    this shows drawings of the wound cavities in gelatin from various
    military rounds:

    http://home.snafu.de/l.moeller/military_bullet_wound_patterns.html
     
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