Forensic description of gunshot injuries to biological objects caused by 8x57 mm cartridges equipped with expanding bullets
This article presents the results of experimental studies of damage to the soft tissues during shots with hunting ammunition of caliber 8x57 mm, equipment with expansive bullets of different brands with different distances of shot. Morphological features of the input and output injuries, damage to internal organs and bone damage were described. The design of these bullets provides a significant increase in diameter when hit soft tissue to improve the killing power and reduce the depth of penetration. Expansive bullets have different kinds of expansiveness: some are deforming, others revealed significantly increasing its diameter, other fragmenting. Due to the variety of expansiveness, differ also morphological features of damage to the soft tissues.