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How come some bullets when shot go completely through someone and other ones stay inside the body instead of going through someone?

Update:

Example my favorite gun "Taurus Raging Bull".

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  • 2 months ago

    two words.

    kinetic energy.

    take two objects. lets try this for example 

    an airsoft bb 

    a car

    both going 300fps. for the car that would be 204mph. 

    if you were hit with the airsoft bb your body would catch it and it would dump its energy quick and fall. i doubt it would even enter your skin. 

    now take the car. going 300 fps. hitting you, it would move your entire body, you absolutely wouldnt survive. 

    why? kinetic energy is a formula of energy that is transferred using the speed and mass of an object. both co relate to kinetic energy 

  • 2 months ago

    The same reason a good steak stays in my belly while a cheesy beef chalupa from Taco Bell goes right through and out the back side.

  • 2 months ago

    A  .22 won't often go through a skull; a 30.06 can do this.  Some bullets ( the fast part of the cartridge ) can be designed to separate on impact, causing  greater damage.

  • James
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Some bullets are designed to penetrate. some bullets are designed to flatten out or crumble and stop inside something that way it's safer to shoot in a crowded area

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It all depends on the shape and the length of the projectile, the velocity it was launched at, and the speed of the torque the rifling in the barrel exerts on it.

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