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Old 03-07-2011, 10:54 AM
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Also, they won't be exactly the same shape if they are made from the same material/construction. The heavier bullet will be longer.
True,

But if the same tooling is being used, the bullets will have the same nose and tail. The heavier bullet would only be longer in the bearing surface, and that has minimal affect on drag.

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Also, they won't be exactly the same shape if they are made from the same material/construction. The heavier bullet will be longer.
A monometal could be formed identical to a heavier jacketed bullet.
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Also, they won't be exactly the same shape if they are made from the same material/construction. The heavier bullet will be longer.

There are ways to make bullets the way I described, even without any dead space in the bullets. Same jacket, same type of lead (just slightly different amounts), and just a little something extra in the lighter bullet.
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