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Killing with a large caliber

Killing with a large caliber

March 2, 2017 by | Be the first to comment »

Killing with a large caliber

Killing someone with a large caliber bullet has a distinct satisfaction to it; pink mist.

A smaller round penetrates and precisely slices through the target creating a relatively small wound cavity and causing hydrostatic decompression or bleed out. A large caliber bullet, such as the 50 cal, creates a large temporary wound cavity that rapidly expands. With a projectile measuring 12.7 millimeters, the 50 punches a thumb-sized hole through targets at 2800 feet per second. The expansion of the temporary wound cavity may continue through the target causing a significantly larger exit wound to occur; pink mist.  

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Profile photo of Michael PenneyMike served 8 years in the Marine Corps infantry, deploying three times to combat; 2 tours to Ramadi Iraq and 1 to Kajaki/Sangin Afghanistan. After leaving the Corps in 2012, Mike set out as an entrepreneur. He's now the co-host of Cigars and Sea Stories, VP of business development with LifeFlip Media and director of programs at Bunker Labs RDU. Mike is a voice actor and regularly contributes to outside publications such as The War Horse and American Grit. When he's not toiling away in the office, Mike enjoys spending time shooting, hunting and, hanging out in nature. In the evening you'll find him out on the deck puffing a stogie and sharing sea stories with his fellow Marines.... and Doc.

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