It’s easy for anyone to be confused by what appears to be an unlimited number of bullet designs on the market today. Cast lead bullets, cup-and-core bullets, bonded bullets, monolithic bullets—what’s all this stuff mean? Here’s a cheat sheet to share with new hunters.
It’s no secret that premium hunting bullets offer greater accuracy, higher ballistic coefficients and better terminal performance, but they’re typically about twice as expensive as standard bullets. Is the extra cost justified? Contributor Bryce Towsley investigates.