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Old February 23, 2013, 06:55 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by zbones6
Why would they develop bullets that do not expand, yet are also hollow point? I believe it was the Hauge Convention that made using expanding ammunition a war crime. The old .303 British rounds had the tip made out of aluminum that were designed to tumble effectively, perhaps the same thing is going on with the sniper ammo?
Having the nose of the bullet hollow shifts the bullet's center of mass rearward. This causes a spin stabilized bullet to align with the direction of the head wind it meets more quickly. Also, a hollow nose bullet is easier to manufacture with a perfect base than a conventional hollow base bullet is and a perfect base is more important to accuracy than a perfect nose is.
It's why match ammo is designed this way, you don't need an expanding bullet to put a scoring hole on a paper target.
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