Re: [MBZ] OT Beware Armadillos that shoot back

2015-08-02 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
 Meade wrote:
 
 DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he
 fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet
 ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff
 said on Friday.

 He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three
 times at the armadillo, Rowe said.

I attacked an armadillo with a machete once.  I keep mine
rather sharp - but it just bounced off his back and he didn't
seem to notice.   However, my .22LR rifle has been successful
every time I've used it.  Seems odd that a 38 would bounce
off...  Maybe he missed the armadillo and it bounced off a
rock.

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Re: [MBZ] OT Beware Armadillos that shoot back

2015-08-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Muzzle velocity at point of entry is greater from a .22 than from a .38.

.38 projectile presents a wider surface area with less forward speed,
although a greater projectile weight, it's ability to penetrate is less.

Armadillo have survived almost as long as sharks in the great scheme of
things.. seems they adapted rather well to most threats.

On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 1:48 AM, fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
wrote:

  Meade wrote:
 
  DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he
  fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet
  ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff
  said on Friday.

  He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three
  times at the armadillo, Rowe said.

 I attacked an armadillo with a machete once.  I keep mine
 rather sharp - but it just bounced off his back and he didn't
 seem to notice.   However, my .22LR rifle has been successful
 every time I've used it.  Seems odd that a 38 would bounce
 off...  Maybe he missed the armadillo and it bounced off a
 rock.

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