e.alleg wrote:Not true, the military doesn't use .22lr rounds because they are basically ineffective at long ranges of say 100 yards or more. The .22 will go over a mile but it loses most of it's energy after 100yds. Not too many people that get shot with a .22 live, it is an extremely deadly cartridge. When it hits a human it tumbles around inside of you and causes massive damage.
You have a link backing up those claims?
1. From a physics standpoint, the heavier the round the harder would be it's striking power at velocity, right? Every weapons expert I have ever talked with says the 22 cal is just too light to have the same lethality as larger rounds.
2. I know the .223 round tumbles in the human body, but I have never heard the normal 22 cal round does so.
3. where do you get this info: ..."Not too many people that get shot with a .22 live,".... Are you sure you're not talking about the 223 round? (& obviously WHERE you get shot has a major impact on your surviving...ie a head shot with almost any caliber is usually lethal, whereas being shot in the ankle would rarely be lethal if you applied a tourniquet in time)