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Old February 2, 2009, 04:00 PM   #12
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Hollow points are REQUIRED by every states Game Commisions for hunting ammunition. This is to reduced the possibility of wounded animals crawling off into to bush to die slowly and painfully. Hunters want clean, one-shot kills, both for it's merciful and practical aspects: nobody wants the animal to suffer, and they'd rather not chase it.
Untrue. Many states ban FMJ ammunition for hunting but few if any mandate hollow points. For example here in California we have a choice between pretty much any non-FMJ bullet configuration. The exception is that lead is banned anyplace that it might offend a condor.

Most people here hunt with soft points.
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