A Primer: Rifle Bullet Designs

As it happens each late summer and fall, hunters head into the field. Before they go, the annual argument ensues about which bullet is best for hunting. Since most (if not all) of the hunting seasons are over, I felt it would be worthwhile to discuss the characteristics of different bullet types to better prepare you for next hunting season.

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5 Responses to A Primer: Rifle Bullet Designs

  1. pigpen51 says:

    I know that bullet design has come a long way over the years, but I always used Remington Core Lokt, when using a rifle. Mostly, I used a 12 Ga. shotgun, with either 00 Buck or 1 oz. slugs, or a combo of both. The shotgun at 50 yards or less, no matter which load, is most impressive.

  2. Bad_Brad says:

    260 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, Fly like no other.

  3. anonymous says:

    Not a big primer for learning how bullets function – thanks for the link. b. I’ve been a Remington Core-Lokt fan from way back too. Brother used to be a Winchester Silvertip fan until they began charging too much for what it offers.

    Pigpen51, my brother had some good luck with the 12G Federal Flite Control buckshot loads. Took a feral hog with one shot at just under 50 yards. The group of shot approximately the size of an outspread hand – he was impressed !

  4. Sabre22 says:

    Solid bullets are made from a single metal???? Solid bullets are a type of Full metal jacket bullets as well. They are typically bullets in larger calibers for penetration when hunting dangerous game animals. FMJ (full metal jacket) bullets are also legal for hunting dangerous game of the two legged variety. Bullets formed from a single alloy are not necessarily an FMJ bullets they can have plastic or nylon tips or a hollow point.

  5. Sanders says:

    Hard to beat a Nosler Partition. They are my preferred big game hunting bullet.

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