posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 01:05 AM
reply to post by Hijinx
I can see you have a lot of knowledge about how the M-16 or M-4 service rifle functions. It sounds like you've had the courses all about the
ballistics and what it should and shouldn't do etc etc. I'm really not going to enter into a surreal debate about the impact...literally...of a .224
diameter piece of copper with either steel or lead in it in the real world...it really happened...situation we're talking about here..
Who knows which ammunition type, btw. I can tell you I have 300rds of tracer bullets for reloading ...in addition to 100 factory tracer. All .223.
I've also got the green tip that are being issued in the military right now and those are rather impressive for going right on through a variety of
things. They run a buck or two more a box at the gun show ..but that's about it. All my reload stuff comes from Sierra directly though. They're so
close, I drive up there. Factory seconds make already cheap reloading....almost cheating for how inexpensive it becomes.
Given his mother was a prepper or at least, projected herself that way though? Who knows what ammo she had for it. I get catalogs regularly for
ammunition that has the whole basket for varieties including frangible and semi-frangible if someone is looking for that. All just a few clicks and a
credit card away...so assuming the kid was using the ammunition best suited to assumptions isn't supported. I'll wait until we know more on that.
Now I'm not sure if you're a parent or not. My Son is 12. he's certainly grown a lot....however, at 6 or 7? Umm.. you're thinking muscle tone and
structure that gives even minimal deflection to start those tumbling. Depth and width to tumble through and possibly fragment. I think we're
considering two very different things in book diagrams and charts for outcome of gunshots ...and what the monster here likely actually saw and even
the authors of human trauma guides ,..either creating it or healing it ....couldn't well imagine.
conversely...I also know the .22lr, which is the same rough diameter as the .223 round on the shelf, can also be one of the most lethal bullets out
there. It all depends... The .22 has the almost unique quirk of 'pinballing' inside a body if it hits bone the right way (NONE of this happened here
in CT...I wouldn't be saying this if small ,.22 bullet had been used there.) The point is the different behavior is that we can't really predict for
WHAT bullets will or will not do. There are pictures online of entry wounds in the chest and exit wounds in a leg. It's weird how it can
work..........and it's too gruesome to try and wargame the specifics here, IMO.
Too many innocent Souls lost in one event.... It just surpasses the scenario hunting to my thinking this time. Usually I would also normally want to
see pictures of a crime scene as mentioned elsewhere on the thread but ....There are things in this life I can do without seeing. It wasn't until I
saw photographs of victims of the Nimitz Freeway Collapse that I understood what that really meant. I'll be happy if these
pics never see
public view, personally.
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