There’s no denying that modern bullets are nothing short of amazing, but does that mean the older, classic designs are obsolete? Let’s take a closer look at the real-world differences between various bullet designs when used at hunting ranges.
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.
Understanding the intended purpose of a bullet and its effect on the body of your quarry is vitally important for making ethical, one-shot-kills. But with so many bullet styles, brands, calibers and game animals of varying sizes, the process can be confusing. Here’s a primer to get you started.
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.
Federal Premium is now offering a lead-free version of its popular Power-Shok rifle ammunition. Power-Shok Copper is designed to deliver the same dependability, but in a non-lead bullet. Shipments of Power-Shok Copper are now being delivered to authorized Federal Premium dealers.
In this age of ballistic superiority, where our projectiles more closely resemble the Apollo-era spacecraft, where the bullet continues to evolve in both shape and method of construction, the round nose projectile is often overlooked as if it were a relic of a bygone era. Don't let that fool you, though. The good, old-fashioned round nose bullet, which seems to have been passed over in the history of bullet evolution, is still a viable choice for many hunters.
Big-game hunters seeking Swift Bullets in factory-loaded cartridges got a boost earlier this month with the formal unveiling of Swift High Grade Ammunition. Rather than relying on component sales or other ammo makers loading its projectiles, Swift wants to ensure that ready supply is there to meet demand for factory rounds bearing A-Frame, Scirocco II and new Break-Away Solid projectiles.