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Old June 11, 2012, 02:16 PM   #23
Join Date: December 22, 2010
Location: Kansas
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The boat tail was designed to maintain stability at long range when the bullet drops below the speed of sound. The theory was that the flat base would start to buffet once the supersonic shock wave goes away at lower speeds seen at great ranges.

It is what I remember from many years ago.

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