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Ran into this on a post at ktog, and thought it interesting enough to warrent reposting here. This is about a new round already developed, but that the army is dragging their feet on testing. Highly interesting :!: . Be sure to click on the shortcut to see this round in action (you'll need the free Real Player1 available at the shortcut site).---------------Dan

Message: 18
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 19:43:34 -0800
From: "Larry R. 'Bear' Criteser" <[email protected]>
Subject: 1 Shot Killer/OT

This 5.56mm round has all the stopping power you need - but you can't use
it. Here's why:

By John G. Roos
Special to the Times

Ben Thomas and three colleagues were driving north out of Baghdad in an SUV
on a clear mid-September morning, headed down a dirt road into a rural
village, when gunmen in several surrounding buildings opened fire on them.

In a brief but intense firefight, Thomas hit one of the attackers with a
single shot from his M4 carbine at a distance he estimates was 100 to 110
yards.

He hit the man in the buttocks, a wound that typically is not fatal. But
this round appeared to kill the assailant instantly.

"It entered his butt and completely destroyed everything in the lower left
section of his stomach ... everything was torn apart," Thomas said.

Thomas, a security consultant with a private company contracted by the
government, recorded the first known enemy kill using a new - and
controversial - bullet.

http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2426405.php
 
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