bullet construction

  1. Petey308

    Bullet Dissections- what I’ve done and what I haven’t, so far.

    As many of you likely know, bullet construction and terminal ballistics is a bit of a fascinating subject to me, and I’d consider it a passion. Several years ago, I started doing my own research on this stuff, and did a few bullet dissections and recorded the construction and composition of...
  2. Petey308

    Norma BondStrike, TipStrike, and J&A Abram bullets

    More bullets added to my ever growing database. One of these is from a small custom bullet maker, J&A Custom Ammunition, called the Abram. They seem to be a great compromise between a soft point design, that would lower potential BC and consistency, and your typical open tip match (OTM) bullet...
  3. Petey308

    Sierra TMK vs TGK (GameChanger)

    I just wanted to make a separate thread to go along with other one I made about the ELDM vs the ELDX, but regarding the differences between the Sierra TGK and the TMK. The TGK is actually a completely redesigned bullet from Sierra and it's like nothing else they've made before. It has the...
  4. Petey308

    ELDM vs ELDX (construction-wise)

    It seems like this is always a common debate and topic. So I wanted to make my own thread on the matter, showing the comparisons between the Hornady ELDX and ELDM. They’re not the same and are actually both improvements on two other Hornady bullets. The ELDX is simply just an improved SST and...
  5. Lovellr653

    Bullet Pulling Question

    I got a bad batch of TTSX bullets and unfortunately only noticed after I had 10 already seated. Some imperfections were not glaring to the naked eye but to a caliper they were. I have never had to pull bullets before so I ordered up a RCBS bullet puller and properly sized collet. Once these...
  6. Petey308

    Berger Hybrid vs Berger VLD

    So I finally got to dissecting a Berger Hybrid not too long ago. What I found confirms my long suspicion as well as others I've talked to about them and their performance. There's an enormous cavity below the open tip and before the core. Not all OTM style bullets are like this, at least not to...
  7. Petey308

    Selecting a Hunting Bullet

    Selecting a Hunting Bullet When it comes to selecting a hunting bullet, and contrary to popular belief, bullet weight and/or retained energy isn't the all-deciding factor on penetration and overall terminal performance. Actually, it all depends greatly on how the bullet is constructed, the...
  8. Petey308

    My thoughts on solid copper bullets and in comparison to other bullet types.

    To continue the theme of bullet construction/composition from my post yesterday, I wanted to make a separate post regarding homogenous (solid/monolithic/etc) bullets. I was also asked to share this multiple times. These types of bullets were originally made to fill a simple role and purpose...
  9. Petey308

    Bullet construction

    So bullets, particularly bullet construction and composition, is sort of a thing for me. I enjoy the science and how it plays such a crucial role in the terminal performance of said bullet. I've done a lot of research, testing, dissecting, etc of a lot of bullets now, and I've tried sharing that...
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