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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbug View Post
    That had to be a really close shot to do that. I do not think a FMJ would blow out that much material. The hogs I have shot with FMJ, (but at some distance), don't do that. Opinions?

    I don't think that Nog will be saluting our flag with that arm...not that he ever did in the past...

    It looks almost like a contact shot where the gases do as much damage as the bullet does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragsbo View Post
    It looks almost like a contact shot where the gases do as much damage as the bullet does.
    Ahhh...That makes sense. I didn't think of that. Do you think a 556 FMJ would do that then if he were using that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbug View Post
    Ahhh...That makes sense. I didn't think of that. Do you think a 556 FMJ would do that then if he were using that?
    Why assume he used FMJ? What's wrong with soft tips for big game animals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.D. View Post
    Why assume he used FMJ? What's wrong with soft tips for big game animals?

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    That's what I use is the 62 grain SP. About all that is sold is FMJ.
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    FYI. All our ammo marked “training use only”. Is HP stuff. WasNot necessarily ordered to HP, that’s just what arrived
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastalcop View Post
    FYI. All our ammo marked “training use only”. Is HP stuff. WasNot necessarily ordered to HP, that’s just what arrived
    I mean in theory shooting a bunch of bad guys should hopefully provide some sort of behavior modification for the rest of the bad guys.... so yeah training.
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    I suspect that may have been a fragmenting varmint bullet.

    Barnes Bullets makes a 50 grn. .223 Varmint Grenade. It has a sintered metal core held together for high velocity/spin rates by a very thin copper hollow point jacket. It has immediate expansion-fragmentation, aided by high velocity (3100+ FPS) and accompanying spin rate in a 1/10” (or faster) twist barrel of over 216,000 RPM (3600 RP Second). When I worked for Barnes I saw both a lot of lab testing and some real varmint kills with this bullet. On a prairie dog, “grenade” was an understatement.

    Other loaders make similar (Usually lighter) fast expanding/fragmenting .223 varmint bullets that typically produce shallow 3-4” diameter wounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB3 View Post
    I suspect that may have been a fragmenting varmint bullet.
    This. There are a lot of options for varmint bullets that will do that. One example (that may be a likely choice for a kid with a cheap DPMS) is the Winchester 45gr white box varmint load. It shoots pretty well in the few rifles I've tried it in, and I've seen it penetrate through a coyote while doing damage similar to the pic above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwidaho View Post
    I've shot coyotes at under 50 yards with FMJ and no dramatic wounds. To the other responders- please keep your dumb trying to be amusing answers to yourselves.-jw

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    It was a 17 year old kid. The likelihood that he had any specialty ammo is pretty low IMO (as is the case for 99% of the fun owning world).

    You guys that know better are better qualified to say one way or another, since I am not an expert on the wounding characteristics of rifle rounds, but my money is that it's a run of the mill fmj - cheapest he could find.

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