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Thread: Hardball vs. Hardball----Does Caliber Matter?

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    I shot a bunny rabbit in the body with a 9mm fmj at fairly close range. He kind of hopped away and was eating grass when I shot him in the head. Totally changed how I feel about handgun effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    I have always wondered if semi wad cutter type designs were under valued.
    It's all the same at duty caliber energy levels. Even in high power magnums though the bullets tend to tumble anyways, so it's all pretty similar in the end. Especially for duty pistols though it makes the most sense to optimize the bullet for reliable feeding, affordability, and penetration, both in barriers and in terms of staying on a straight path through the target and not breaking apart. I do think there's some evidence that flatter bullets tend to be less prone to veering off course, which is a really serious problem with handguns in general. Even 9mm FMJs which are a best case scenario for velocity and sectional density and everything, they can do some really surprising things according the medical literature, both during and after the fact.

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