A Study of .22 Caliber Rimfire Exploding Bullets: Effects in Ordnance Gelatin

    Volume 30, Issue 3 (July 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1985

    Page Count: 13


    Johnson, AC
    Senior firearms examiner, forensic chemist, chief of Forensic Science Laboratory, and physical scientist, Forensic Sciences Branch, National Laboratory Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockville, MD

    Josselson, AR
    Chief of division of forensic pathology, and staff pathologist, Division of Aerospace pathologist, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    Garner, DD
    Senior firearms examiner, forensic chemist, chief of Forensic Science Laboratory, and physical scientist, Forensic Sciences Branch, National Laboratory Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockville, MD

    Lundy, DR
    Senior firearms examiner, forensic chemist, chief of Forensic Science Laboratory, and physical scientist, Forensic Sciences Branch, National Laboratory Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockville, MD

    Johnson, FB
    Chairman, of Chemical Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Wagner, GN
    Chief of division of forensic pathology, and staff pathologist, Division of Aerospace pathologist, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    Washington, WD
    Senior firearms examiner, forensic chemist, chief of Forensic Science Laboratory, and physical scientist, Forensic Sciences Branch, National Laboratory Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockville, MD

    (Received 25 June 1984; accepted 24 November 1984)

    Abstract

    This is a study of commercially available .22 caliber rimfire ammunition manufactured to explode on bullet impact. Factors considered were bullet velocity, angle of impact, missile deformation, and depth of penetration and cavitation in ordnance gelatin. Microscopic, radiographic, and high speed motion picture photographic techniques were employed. This study found that the angle of impact was critical for detonation of the bullet.


    Paper ID: JFS11009J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11009J

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    Title A Study of .22 Caliber Rimfire Exploding Bullets: Effects in Ordnance Gelatin
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