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    Effect of Simulated Brush on Bullet Accuracy

    Not as much as you might think, especially for the larger calibers:

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    Interesting.

    Not a bad way to simulate it, but there a few uncertainties in his testing methodology.

    He was using dowels of a fixed diameter. Dowels are seasoned and dry. Tree branches are still 'alive' and have a lot more moisture in them, which, depending on the caliber and the diameter of the branch, could have a significant effect on bullet deflection/penetration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJuvat View Post
    Interesting.

    Not a bad way to simulate it, but there a few uncertainties in his testing methodology.

    He was using dowels of a fixed diameter. Dowels are seasoned and dry. Tree branches are still 'alive' and have a lot more moisture in them, which, depending on the caliber and the diameter of the branch, could have a significant effect on bullet deflection/penetration.
    Branches can also move.

    I can tell you from a lifetime of hunting in a central Florida coastal swamp (subtropical jungle) shooting through brush, limbs, palmetto, or whatever can definitely deflect bullets or buckshot.
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