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Old 05-26-2019, 11:20 PM
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Several years ago I read an article in one of the better gun mags concerning this subject. The writer was a trauma surgeon in the emergency room of a downtown Chicago hospital and had years of experience in bullet wounds. He stated that the .22LR HV round is far more effective than most people believe. Based on his long experience he said that the .22's effectiveness was due to the fact that because its relatively slow speed causes it to ricochet when it hits a bone rather than expend all of its energy in one spot. The ricocheting bullet then pierces surrounding soft tissue organs such as liver, spleen, kidneys, etc., causing multiple wounds simultaneously. The .22LR may not knock the assailant down but it sure causes multiple wounds.
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