Originally Posted by 357 mag
hard cast vs round nose
Which one does more damage just curious?
The two terms describe different characteristics.
Round nose is a shape.
Hard Cast is a material characteristic.
As I understand it, each has particular virtues, chief among them are these two.
Hard cast slugs penetrate to the vital organs of heavily muscled, thick-skinned (and often dangerous) game, so is favored for use on those targets. They do this by retaining their mass well.
Round nose bullets tend to feed more reliably in semi-automatic handguns than other shapes.
Try googling phrases like "Bullet shape and wound ballistics" or Bullet composition and wound characteristics"
I will see if I have any references handy and edit later.
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