viewtopic.php?f=18&t=113386&p=2549398&h ... 8#p2549398Sworbeyegib wrote:Jeriah posted a couple of coconut tests using various rounds. Birdshot didn't penetrate during either test. Not sure of the exact distance of size of birdshot, but I'm assuming something around 7 1/2.gunsandrockets wrote:I suspect that at a range of 19 feet even birdshot would burst the coconut.Redeyes wrote: Yeah, the rifle was more effective than I thought it would be with the cheap ammo I was using. It made a tiny entry hole and blew the back out of the coconut. I think even with this ammo a zombie would have a good chunk of brain blown out and be leaking. With decent ammo I would guess the wound would be even worse. The shotgun had more than enough power at that range to burst the coconut into a great many pieces. Effectiveness was not a factor with either weapon, so I think further testing using actual coconuts is unnecessary. While I think both the rifle and shotgun times could be improved, it was interesting to note that I was dropping nearly a half second per repetition with the rifle. I believe I could be much faster after more practice with the rifle than I was in that test.
The test range was 45 feet using a target load intended for clay pigeons. Perhaps such a load won't break a coconut at 19 feet, but I still bet any birdshot load good enough for duck hunting would break a coconut at such a close range. Of course only testing will tell.