Re: Does a Lead tip melt?
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. We talked to the Hornaday Rep and showed him the targets, he said the excess speed of the Swift was melting the core and flying apart.
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I hate to say it but that HOrnady rep is a rep (business type) and obviously not a technician (scientific type). The lead core did not "melt". It simply was torn apart by centrifugal force as a result of rpm's that were past it's design specs for the jacket to hold the bullet together. It takes several minutes for lead to melt-even in a lead furnace pot for casting bullets.
If it's not far, it's boring.