Man, well said.Guns and ego go together like peas and carrots. Few areas of male life feature quite the same status based incentive to speak with authority... regardless of experience or expertise. We are all naturally prone to generalize our own experience - our sample of one becomes representative of the whole. While that is a flawed approach in itself, we often fail to understand our sample of one. We don't know why something works... but, we know it did (at least once, anyhow). Superstitions, routines, and rituals are often manifestations of this.
I've taught a bunch of folks to shoot, primarily pistol. It never ceases to amaze that after more or less the same basic instruction women are punching holes out of the center and dudes are loading shit in the magazine backwards.
Yeah, it helps show that the bullets discussed in this thread are what make the difference. I think one would come to a similar conclusion to his given the bullets available at the time. Kinetic energy notwithstanding.The video is interesting, but his conclusions are not accurate. Foot pounds of energy has zero correlation with terminal performance.
Relevant case study, this thread is basically the same thing with updated bullets.
I agree, and agree with your point that nine caribou with different bullets, at different velocities, isn't exactly a lot of data to go off.The real point to the video is- bullets matter.
What did you think of the "wound volume" calculation from the video? I've never seen it anywhere else but thought it was interesting. And about how would a 77gr TMK compare using this kind of metric?
What would you consider to be enough to determine the the performance of one bullet at similar impact velocities?Nine animals is a not enough to determine the performance of one bullet at similar impact velocities,
What would you consider to be enough to determine the the performance of one bullet at similar impact velocities?
Is there a testing medium that you consider to be a reliable predictor of how a bullet will behave on game.
It’s not an “I” consider. Properly calibrated 10% ballistic ordnance gel has proven to correlate with in tissue performance for tens of thousands of data sets.
Is there a way for the lay person to access that kind of information. You have an incredible body of knowledge, data, experience etc. I pick your brain as often as possible and appreciate your considered responses, but I'd love to be able to get the info without bugging you.