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Old February 19, 2013, 05:49 AM   #7
Rainbow Demon
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Ballistic tip bullets show less drift on the charts than equivalent conventional bullets. Whether they have consistent accuracy at longer range I couldn't say.

A friend had great results using pull down M2 AP bullets, 168 gr steel core flat base.
The 7mm hardened steel core of these is boat tailed but the base has a copper alloy plug to center it in a flat base jacket. This reduced oscilation of base and nose to give better penetration and prevented core breakup when striking amor plate at an angle.
The longer bullet for its weight and diameter seems to give excellent long range results.
Don't know of any similar civilian bullet designs out there.

Due to some matchgrade ammunition being loaded extra hot to maintain supersonic speeds further downrange the British NRA instituted newer inspection methods for rifles to be entered in long range matches.

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