wings wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:23 am
From what I've read, they shoot flat and the recoil is minimal but the terminal ballistics are not great. Generally thought of as a gimmick round, but I imagine they would be effective for longer-range target shooting and possibly varmints.
For these "Cookie Cutters", like the ones I have, the concept is different from standard terminal ballistics. Instead of a wound channel that closes up on itself as we see in the ballistic gel tests, it is "supposed" to cut a tube, slicing through tissue, so the wound, although smaller, doesn't close back up. I haven't found anything that proves or disputes whether that actually worked.
I'm probably going to try to sell these to collectors rather than run tests on them. I found some past sales on GB that went for around $5 per round (and some being offered at twice that, with no one biting).