Gunshot Wounds in Bone

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Gunshot Wounds in Bone Anatomy of a gunshot o Velocity o Caliber o Projectile Type o Trajectory o Intermediate Targets Types of guns o Revolvers o Semiautomatic pistols o Rifles o Shotguns o Automatic weapons High versus low velocity projectile o High – Large caliber or large gauge Hunting/military rifles .44 magnum handgun o Low – Small caliber handgun .22 or .32 Caliber – Diameter of the bore from land to opposite land expressed in hundredths of an inch, thousandths of an inch, or millimeters o Occasionally, caliber is given as the diameter of the bullet which is the distance between the grooves GSW measurements o We can measure the size of a wound or hole to estimate the caliber But be careful! Entrance versus exit Contact (point blank) versus distance
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Anatomy of ammunition o Lead Soft Used only in revolvers if still used Leaves distinct pattern o Lead Allow o Semi-jacketed Mushroom at top o Full metal jacketed Completely enclose
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANT 3520 taught by Professor K during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.

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