So, I’ve been wondering what type of bullets were fired from the firearm Kyle used for self defense that night?
I assume that the modern sporting rifle he was loaned was chambered in 5.56/223 since it’s the most common. Was it loaded with purpose designed self defense ammunition? Hunting ammunition for varmints? Or medium game? Was it loaded with open tip match bullets or ordinary cheap full metal jacket rounds? The wound on the felons arm looked nasty like what a varmint bullet might do, but who knows?
Did it come up during the trial? There is concern among the self defense community about using reloaded ammunition as it might be seen as extra deadly or something by prosecutors?
Is that your opinion or was it mentioned elsewhere?
Kyle testified on the stand that it was FMJ
Thank you for a factual answer.
I haven’t seen that distinction anywhere. Just FMJ.
If I were to hazard a guess, if it was a green tip type 62 the prosecution would have made sure we heard about it, so I would guess 55
Probably wouldn’t make much difference between any of them at “bad breath distance”
I found that it was 55 grain!
Probably wouldn’t, indeed. Rifles are rifles, and that velocity at that range, unimpeded shot, it’s going to be a bad time.
IF Kyle was really intent on hurting people, that felon’s arm won’t be the most lasting image of the entire incident.
The incompetent prosecutor asked about “exploding bullets,” which gave the defense yet another opportunity to embarrass him before the jury.
Oh, no, it damaged his tatto.