Buckshot is Not Magic, Either!

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    http://www.mckinneymessenger.com/articl ... ews_04.txt

     
  2. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Two Thoughts

    1-- Maybe it wasn't really buckshot. Some people, even some gun owners, don't really know the different between birdshot and buckshot.

    2-- It could have been really small buckshot, such as #4 buck. Those pellets are only .24 caliber, probably only weigh maybe 30 grains each, and just would not have the inertia to penetrate deep or to rip a big hole in stuff. Not unless the suspect were hit center mass from close range and took the full load of them to the chest, but if the shot came from a distance, and in light of the poor sectional density of small round lead balls (not much mass for their diameter, compared to bigger balls or an elongated projectile).... maybe that's why.
     

  3. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    Re: Two Thoughts

    Good point. Kinda like all AR15s are "assault rifles" or "machine guns" or all semi-auto pistols are 45s. I guess that makes all revolvers .357s.
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: Two Thoughts

    That is probably not a good choice for a "buck" then.