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    Bullet head guide

    Is there a simple guide for the types of head you can use I assume that can get complicated by different manufactures calling similar designs different names and i assume different offerings depending on calibre

    as Im starting out I know you have 2 basic hunting types

    one being expanding but stays basically in one piece for deer and larger animals

    and the other being Fragmenting into lots of tiny bits for small soft animals ie fox

    then posts go off into Interlock & partition etc etc


    ATB

    Duncan

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    Have a look on manufacturers websites ie hornady and sierra etc and all will be revealed!

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    [QUOTE=JabaliHunter;557154]ahem... Bullets...

    I was wondering who would be first.

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    That's where you were going wrong then, you were sending the cartridge head downrange rather than the bullet.

    As the other guys have said you need to look at the various manufacturers information online but just be aware they some manufacturers have been known to make inflated claims. Also that in many countries there is no requirement to use bullets that expand so some will tell you that for example a full metal jacket is suitable for hunting game. It's can be rather confusing can't it.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    That's where you were going wrong then, you were sending the cartridge head downrange rather than the bullet.

    As the other guys have said you need to look at the various manufacturers information online

    It's can be rather confusing can't it.
    Yes thats why I asked if there was a simple Guide by shooters not manufactures Hype

    but maybe its to complex to summarize into a few basic types and the pros and cons of each

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    Does this help then if you are only looking for a very simple answer to what can be a quite complex subject ad one that causes a great deal of discussion on this site. http://www.riflesintheuk.com/bullets.htm
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FGYT View Post
    Yes thats why I asked if there was a simple Guide by shooters not manufactures Hype

    but maybe its to complex to summarize into a few basic types and the pros and cons of each
    I don't know... ​its just essentially 'cup and core' (a lead filled copper cup) which was originally designed for reliable expansion at moderate velocity and 'controlled expansion' where manufacturers have come up with different designs to reduce the rate of expansion allowing deeper penetration on large species and/or reliable expansion at higher velocities. The 3 basic controlled expansion technologies are to partition the bullet into expanding and non-expanding sections, tapering the jacket thickness, bonding the core to the jacket, and/or various combinations of all 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    Does this help then if you are only looking for a very simple answer to what can be a quite complex subject ad one that causes a great deal of discussion on this site. http://www.riflesintheuk.com/bullets.htm

    thank you Simple is always best when starting out even on complex subjects without a good knowledge of the basics the Difficult stuff is usually impossible or misunderstood i find

    ATB

    ​Duncan

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    Quote Originally Posted by JabaliHunter View Post
    ahem... Bullets...
    This might get you started http://www.chuckhawks.com/big_game_bullets.htm
    and I can recommend this too http://www.riflebullets.net/

    Some more to help you sleep
    http://www.nosler.com/Bullets.aspx
    http://www.swiftbullets.com/products-s/1819.htm
    http://www.hornady.com/bullets

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