Well, all other things being equal, FMJ will penetrate more than any other bullet.Originally posted by gm45:
"If there ain't no data, then why do so many people talk about 230 FMJ's DANGEROUS overpenetration.
Evan Marshall's 3rd book "Stopping Power" has average expansion and average penetration data. While several rounds are listed as "T&T" for "routinely pentrates through and through" .45 230 ball has an average figure of 20". I gather that this means it has stayed in enough to come up with an average measurement.Originally posted by gm45:
Any actual data on the percentage of overpenetrations of 230 FMJ, and/or estimated exit velocity. Just curious.
I would bet that if there were any police involved shootings that resulted in an accidental wounding of a bystander from overpenetration we'd hear about in the news.Originally posted by LAK:
At one time I was very concerned with the "over-penetration" factor.
Not anymore. In most cases I do not believe it is something worth worrying about. Unless you live in an apartment building with sheetrock walls.
Consider the numbers for accidental police shootings - where are they? The police in any large city routinely are involved in shootings in such scenarios. If over-penetration was producing a significant number of innocent victims - I am sure we would have heard about it a long time ago - before the advent of reliably-expanding bullets.
Nope, you're not the only one and I'm with you on the match stuff. My carry ammo is Federal's 230gr ball "match" round. You should see some of the looks I've got when people discover my carry ammo is ball. I get allot of "you have to use hollow points" or "that bullet doesn't have the stopping power of a JHP". That last one really makes me laughOriginally posted by JRJ:
I was beginning to wonder if I was the only "dummy" to use 230 hardball as a carry ammo. I am glad to see I'm not. I do prefer the match stuff to just any run of the mill though.