So….. all the BATFE has to do is say they’re thinking of changing the classification of this cartridge, based on some made-up, flimsy, unsupportable excuse, to get everybody to start running around in little circles and crying like little girls that didn’t get that pony for their birthday? Yes, there currently is an exemption for this cartridge. Yes, it’s not actually armor-piercing, but is called a penetrator. Something like the difference between “Open Tip Match” and “Hollow Point” ammo classifications. Yes, it is an obvious twisted contradiction of the regulations already on the books. And a blatant violation of our Second Amendment Rights. But really, I’ve got more than one box of bullets because I do more than one kind of shooting. How many screwdrivers do you have right now in your toolbox? One? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Here’s a short collection of YouTube videos to help you sort this out. First, a few different classic presentations of projectile deceleration in clear ballistics gel. Good to see what goes on exactly when those little thingies careen through something that is functionally equivalent to man-sized slabs of living flesh. Or in the case of Zombie attack, un-living flesh.
And it would seem a lot of people have the scenario in mind where they might have to shoot at Zombies in serious armor plate ballistic vests. Maybe. You never know.
There might even be the odd time when you need to shoot through something in order to hit something that thinks it’s hiding. And there are some suitable rounds for that.
You might also consider solving the problem a little further out with the ever popular long-range solution in .300 Winchester Mag. My favorite variation is in .300 WSM. Not cheap to shoot but you get what you pay for.
And something with perspective and entertainment value, here’s a video so you can share in my comedic and slightly sadistic anticipation of the Zombie attack, without the recurring nightmares that comes with actually having to do this.