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Premium bullets - Are they needed?

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January 16, 2020

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Philip Gregory

My first reply to that question is, "yes, sometimes, maybe." It all depends on the situation. But let me define what a premium bullet is - I'm talking about the projectile, not the cartridge.)

Most bullets available are "cup and core" bullets. These are made of a copper jacket with molten lead poured into the jacket, then squeezed into final shape. There is very little in the construction of these bullets that holds the core and the jacket together. When these bullets strike a target, the bullets almost always come apart into several pieces. When this happens, penetration into the target i...

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