lines on wildcats bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bigrich954rr, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Well-Known Member

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    on the bullet close to the tip there are lines. i guess from forming the jackets. never seen this before Just want know why
     
  2. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I can't answer the why ?, but can tell you that they are on Bergers and some Sierras as well. I think it has to do w/the copper folding over itself when forming the point.
     

  3. lerch

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    It is on a lot of bullets. Nothing to be concerned about in the least. Like bill said, i think it is formed when the tip is swaged.

    steve
     
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    What Bill and lerch said! Not to worry.
     
  5. ss7mm

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    They're an aerodynamic enhancement, kinda like the dimples on a golf ball. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    That crazy Canuk up north figured out a way to make his bullets more aerodynamic and efficient. However, the effect only works in the northwestern states, so you'd probably better just send them to me and I'll dispose of them for you. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif