Originally Posted by Augustus
Upon striking a median these bullets have a very predictable habit of the first 1/2 inch of the long thin nose folding to one side. It dont seem to take a lot of impact for the nose to bend ninety degrees to the body. When I fired it into the clay the nose completely folded back and the body also bent causing the recovered projectile to look like a doughnut with a little tiny whole in the center. Right now I cant tell you how fast this will happen when striking a game animal; however it dont seem to take much to get at least the first 1/2 inch of the nose to go ninety degrees. These bullets are copper and after they have been perfected there may be a oxygen free copper version that will deform more quickly. Just as it is I think on Mule deer and Elk this thing would be devastating. The hunting applications of this projectile is still a big question mark. We will see. I dont know if it would be legal in some states.
Augustus,,,On a big game animal, do you suppose this bullet would doughnut up and pass through the body on a straight course or would it alter its course significantly. I know you have not tried this, but what is your educated guess?
I try to recover most bullets on our big game, especially the ones we kill over 900 yards. Most have been SMK''s and they ball up real well. Not sure what a doughnut would do, but it sounds devestating if it did'nt alter its course????