I just watched Paul Harrell’s video comparison of the .357 Mag cartridge vs. the .44 Mag, and it’s the best yet. Basically, he compares identical bullet weight and barrel length (to make it “fair”) in an empirical study, then compares “common” gun choices and bullet weights for a realistic evaluation.
But what impressed me was that he doesn’t bother with any of that ballistic gelatin nonsense. Nope; he builds a realistic effectiveness measurement target using pork ribs, pork chops, oranges (to simulate vitals tissue) and back ribs. This is what I’d do if I wanted to get into what he does, on a full-time basis.
Watch the video for the full flavor. It’s long — as they all are — because he’s serious about the topic.
As for his bona fides, he lists them all at the beginning of this video, and let’s just say that his skills, knowledge and expertise are more than adequate for the task.
He’s done many more such shows, so wave good-bye to your weekend if you dive into the Harrell Matrix. That’s where I’ll be, if anyone asks.