Does anybody here use frangible bullets?
I've never hunted, and the backstop at my local shooting range is composed of several tons of packed earth, but I was wondering:
do any of you have any recommendations about so-called "frangible" bullets--that is, bullets that break up when they encounter something harder than animal tissue, thus reducing the possibilty of ricochets?
I'm pretty certain that a Sierra MatchKing will disintegrate when it hits something hard enough, but I'm not certain about its sibling, the GameKing. (Several of each came with my .30 Cody Express/.30-416 RAI.)
Either way, I'd like to know if anybody has any suggestions. I've seen Websites advertising such bullets, but none of them have any information regarding accuracy potential, and most sell .30-caliber bullets that may be too light (usually between 125 and 168 grains) to withstand the kind of velocities that my rifle (and others like it, such as the .30-378 Weatherby Magnum and the 7.82mm Lazzeroni Warbird) can produce.
As always, any advice will be appreciated.
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