Originally Posted by bill4282
My order of protection: pistol in rimfire to pistol in center fire to rifle in rimfire to rifle in center fire to shotgun. Only use pistol in order to get to larger pistol to get to rifle to get to shotgun. If .22 was a good stopper, why would the military carry anything more costly?
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".