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Old September 16, 2011, 08:17 AM   #22
Hog Buster
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What a bunch of confusing answers. Some are talking about ballistic tips and some are talking about boat tails. It’s like comparing apples to coconuts.

I use Hornady SST’s for deer (.243, .270, 30-06). At close range (100 yards or less) they sometimes fragment and sometimes they don’t . It depends on where you hit the deer. I have alleviated the fragmentation problem by shooting them in the head.

I also use flat based bullets because they have better accuracy at close range (most shots for me are a 100 yards or so) than boat tailed ones that are designed for accuracy at longer ranges.

I also fail to see any correlation in bullet expansion between flat based and boat tailed.
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