silicone plugging hollow points
I was reading a Guns & Ammo magazine article about FBI tests and Hornady ammunition. Into the article the author was discussing bullets plugging up with material, a ballistics scientist,Dave Emary came up with an idea to fill the cavity with silicone caulk, the idea worked so well that they continued their research and it evolved to polymer, of which we all know have become very popular. Well, i was wondering what you all think of silicone plugging regular hollow points, any danger, or advantage seen in this?
Not the least bit concerned with litigation
I think the first doccumented case of ammo modification coming under scrutiny, is with the Oslow Norway massacre. The Brevik guy injected pure niccotine into his .223 rounds bc it only takes a few Mg of the stuff in your system to be a fatal overdose.
Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1
In cases of all gunshot wounds I've witnessed, and brother let me tell you, It's a Many... None of the investigators spend much time studdying the bullets for anything but rifling groves and striations to match to a weapon.
Given the prolifferation of red polymer tipped bullets, the invisibility of plastics on X-Rays and it's commouflage to a bloody mess, only an overzealous pathologist would ever find let alone question the remains of any RTV in a wound.
If you look at Hornady's cutaway diagram of their Critical Defense bullet, imagine how unreliable it would be if the red button were removed and the cylindrical cavity were trusted to fill and wedge the tip open on impact. It would likely behave like a wadcutter. But they knew this and they knew that silicone polymer conducts and transfers expansive force.
I Love my T-Series rounds, but I want a guarauntee they will be All they can be. A simple upgrade procedure has worked for me, so much so, I even upgraded my prized stash of Black Talons with the RTV plug. It was not an impulse decision.
If you're more fearful of being judged by twelve than carried by six, I sincerely hope your carry ammo performs as well as you trust it. I have found it easier to trust the rounds I intimately inspected and refined with the best of both worlds. But incase I ever have to account for my actions, I will resist the urge to give props to the late Charles Bronson.
All the best.