Wound ballistics


Wound ballistics

The field of wound ballistics largely comprises the study of the physiology and medical effects of projectile weapons (chiefly, but not exclusively, bullets) on humans or animals. It can be considered the intersection of medicine and terminal ballistics.

ee also

*Gunshot injury
*Penetrating trauma
*Stopping power
*Sniper
*Hydrostatic shock

External links

* [http://www.firearmstactical.com/wound.htm Wound Ballistics] - from FirearmsTactical.com


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