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Response to Jenoch (Reply #54)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:26 PM

61. I think it might actually tell a bit.

Shells on 99% of all guns will eject to the right, and since the cops have Zimmerman gun, they would know it was a model with right hand ejection.

If Zimmerman was on the bottom, his gun was pointing up, and it will eject to the right. If Zimmerman was on top, it would still eject to the right, but the direction would be on the other side, since the gun is now facing down.

If you could prove where trayvon was shot (which may be difficult due to the rain), then you could at least make an educated guess which way Zimmerman was when he fired the shot. If they brass is close to the body, then you could argue it could have been deflected, and its less conclusive. If it ended up quite far from the body then the odds of deflection decrees.

I have a lot of experience shooting, and I find with a particular round, the deflection is quite consistent. I have an AR-15, and on 5.56 rounds, the brass ends up forward of the gun, at about 2oclock. With .223 round, the brass ends up at about 4 oclock, but its very consistent, so much that if you loaded 1/2 223, and half 5.56, I could tell which is which based on where the brass ends up.

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