Re: 264 Win Mag can some one explain why it flattens boat tails?
The reason it doesn't flatten the base is because the pressure is just as great on the sides of the boattail as on the base. It you put a flat-nose, bore-size slug behind the bullet, the boattail would be flat as a pancake. That would be the case for a Berger VLD. Another bullet like a Barnes TTSX that's solid copper couldn't be flattened even with a slug behind.
Last edited by Varminator 911; 08-17-2011 at 02:16 PM..