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#08 – Long Range Hunting Bullets

Long Range Hunting Bullets

00:22:16 | Bryan and Francis go over Chapter 8 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting – Volume 1: Long Range Hunting Bullets. We discuss the terminal performance requirements that hunting bullets have, and how those requirements sometimes compromise ballistic coefficient and precision. As with many things, the best choice is often a compromise of many considerations. We discuss how to process the variables involved in selecting a modern hunting bullet for long range.

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  • Buford Boone says:

    Podcasts play on computer well. Is there a way to play them on a iPhone? Can they be downloaded?

    • Amanda Wheeler says:

      Not at this time. The podcast streams from this site only. One reason being flexibility of content, as we intend to add video, interactive content, zoom, etc. so we would be very limited with a traditional podcast app. Plus being on someone else’s platform makes you subject to being canceled so we chose to go this way.

  • Alfredo Rico says:

    Around 13:00 minutes in Bryan comments that with bonded bullets it’s not as easy to get good groups as with cup and lead core bullets. Why is that?

  • Bryan Litz says:

    The reason for lower precision with bonded bullets is that the bonding material/process makes it difficult to maintain the balance of the lead core in the copper jacket compared to match bullets that don’t have the adhesive required to bond the core to the jacket. In other words, bonding affects the balance of the bullet, which any imbalance at 250,000+ RPM’s translates to dispersion (bigger groups).

    That said, the precision of bonded bullets is good enough for many hunting applications where you’re not shooting long range and need the bullet to retain weight at high impact velocities (short ranges).


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