supersonic vs bullet expansion
If the question was with respect to long range hunting, then staying supersonic is more or less the moot point because bullets lose their ability to expand at velocities which are substantially higher than the speed of sound. By the time the bullet has fallen to supersonic velocities, most people would agree that we should no longer be targeting game animals as the bullet will no longer expand, and kill game, reliably... shy of a head or central nervous system hit. If the question is with respect to shooting targets, then supersonic bullet stability is indeed the primary point of this thread. And the third possibility is that Natty Bump was interested in all applicable perspectives. I think we've provided the pertinent information for all apparent possibilities.
Last edited by phorwath; 02-18-2008 at 03:42 PM.