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Title: Does the SBT fit the amount of copper found in the fragments?
Post by: Andrew Mason on July 03, 2019, 11:40:04 PM
According to Ken Rahn's table summarizing the bullet fragment weights (at: https://www.kenrahn.com/JFK/Scientific_topics/NAA/NAA_and_assassination_II/The_fragments.html ) which is reproduced here (http://www.dufourlaw/JFK/weights_fragments.jpg):
(http://www.dufourlaw.com/JFK/weights_fragments.jpg)

 there was 1.361 grams of copper jacket recovered from CE569 PLUS some undetermined amount of copper from CE567(which with the lead core weighed 2.89 g) PLUS a full intact bullet CE399, (which had a total weight of 10.277 grams including all the lead).

Two simple questions:

1.  How much copper (by weight) does a Western Cartridge 6.5 mm bullet contain?
2.  What was the weight of copper recovered from CE567?

If the answer to 1. is less than 1.361 g. + the answer to 2. then the fragments represent 2 distinct bullets.



Title: Re: Does the SBT fit the amount of copper found in the fragments?
Post by: Tom Scully on July 04, 2019, 12:20:27 AM
According to Ken Rahn's table summarizing the bullet fragment weighters (at: https://www.kenrahn.com/JFK/Scientific_topics/NAA/NAA_and_assassination_II/The_fragments.html ) which is reproduced here (http://www.dufourlaw/JFK/weights_fragments.jpg):
(http://www.dufourlaw.com/JFK/weights_fragments.jpg)

 there was 1.361 grams of copper jacket recovered from CE569 PLUS some undetermined amount of copper from CE567(which with the lead core weighed 2.89 g) PLUS a full intact bullet CE399, (which had a total weight of 10.277 grams including all the lead).

Two simple questions:

1.  How much copper (by weight) does a Western Cartridge 6.5 mm bullet contain?
2.  What was the weight of copper recovered from CE567?

If 2 x the answer to 1. is less than 1.361 g. + the answer to 2. then the fragments represent 2 distinct bullets.

Government, officially was curious, too.:

Quote
F.B.I. Backs Plan to Remove Connally Bullet Fragments - The New ...
https://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/18/us/fbi-backs-plan-to-remove-connally-bullet-fragments.html

Jun 18, 1993 - In a letter to Attorney General Janet Reno, Kennedy assassination ... from Mr. Connally's wrist at Parkland hospital in 1963 matched the bullet, ...

CONNALLY BURIED WITH BULLET FRAGMENTS - Orlando Sentinel
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1993-06-18-9306180244-story.html

Jun 18, 1993 - On Wednesday, research groups asked Attorney General Janet Reno to seek the removal of bullet fragments thought to be in Connally's wrist ...
Title: Re: Does the SBT fit the amount of copper found in the fragments?
Post by: Andrew Mason on July 04, 2019, 08:01:44 AM
Government, officially was curious, too.:
No. They do not appear to have determined the weight of the copper metal in the fragments and considered whether it exceeds the weight of a copper jacket of a single bullet.  If they have, I would have expected some discussion about it.  There has never been any that I have found.