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Old July 28, 2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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Effectiveness of Flat base vs Boattail on game animals

Why is it that flat base rifle bullets have such seemingly greater anchoring ability than boattails do?

Example you shoot a deer with a .30-06 150gr spitzer boattail @ 2900fps at 150 yds you hit right behind the point of the shoulder on a broadside shot deer runs a short distance you find it dead.

Same identical circumstance only with a 150gr spizer flat base deer instantly falls or runs a much shorter distance.

I from my own experience have seen this effect many times and have talked to many other hunters who have noted it as well.

None of them knew exacly why though and I don't either.

Does anyone have an explanation as to why this occurs?
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