Depends.Wouldn’t it be awful to spend 150 bucks on one round and then plan to do ballistics testing in a gel block. As you pull the trigger, you have a sharp neck pain and flinch and then completely miss the gel block. That would be enough to make you cry
Silver is roughly 7.5% less dense than lead. Lead has a BHN of 5, silver is much harder, with a BHN of 24.5. Silver would be a poor substitute for lead, where expansion is concerned.Hmm.. a metal that is less dense than lead, but harder, so it will not expand as well, or engage the rifling.
So a lightweight projectile that more often than not will be a flier. 😊
Would you take a werewolf to a vet or a regular hospital?A couple random thoughts this morning....
1) Thugs are barely "worth" the copper in typical range ammo, let alone silver.
Which you know, raises the question what bullets should be made of. Poop, maybe?
2) But, the surgeon could also retrieve the silver bullet and put it towards the bad guy's medical bill, so there's that.