By Philip P. Massaro

There have by no means been extra bullet offerings for cutting-edge shooters and hunters, and during this crucial consultant to trendy bullets, ballistician Philip P. Massaro expertly breaks down each aspect of right bullet choice for searching, pageant, objective taking pictures, and self-defense.

Understanding Ballistics: whole consultant to Bullet Selection supplies you:

  • Detailed overviews of just about all to be had bullets in factory-loaded and part form.
  • More caliber/bullet mixtures than the other publication at the subject.
  • Best bullet offerings for rimfire and centerfire rifles and handguns.

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For short, is a measurement of the ratio of the bullet’s weight to its caliber, or diameter. Within any given caliber, there are bullets of varying weight, and since the diameter of the bullet cannot vary, in order to change the bullets weight it must be made either longer or shorter. D. of any bullet is represented as a decimal figure, an integer less than 1. It is derived from the following ratio: The weight of the bullet (in pounds), divided by the squared diameter of the bullet (in inches).

In a rifle, these bullets are often used by varmint hunters who wish to preserve the pelts of coyotes, foxes, and other furbearers, as they do not expand and usually leave just a caliber-sized hole. Many military shooting competitions require the use of an FMJ, and there are many highly accurate models on the market. ’ They have no exposed lead, and the jacket is of steel covered in copper. An all-copper monometal bullet, the Hornady GMX. MONOMETAL A relatively modern design of bullet, with no lead core.

David C. P. Fielding photo) Phil has the unique ability to read or see something once, and then be able to regurgitate it verbatim. As you will see in this book, his knowledge and understanding of projectiles and their use in hunting and target shooting, is comprehensive to say the least! , is vast. He has seen the terminal ballistics in the form of downed game and recovered projectiles. He knows what works, and what doesn’t. Phil uses this data to extrapolate the end result when selecting the bullet for its intended use.

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