expansion and penetration
I've been researching different bullets for deer.
And what I'm concerned about is not always having proper shot placement. A bullet that will bust through bone and still expand and penetrate. The cheaper bullets such as CL, PP, inerlokts, GK, Prohunters, bt's... will suffice for the prorper shot, but in an instant where that shot will not present itself, should be passed up. Although someday that Trophy or something real nice might prevent me from passing it up.
In the right circumstance any bullet will smash thru bone. There are alot of factors at play, a core loct may work perfect on a high shoulder shot 1 time and splash the next. I think the thing with premeuim bullets is there is more shot to shot consitency. I like to be able to pick my shots and put'em where it counts, but I also want a bullet that holds together. The sst, the nos bt, and sierra gmk, all fall into bullets that shoot well, but are more rapid expanding and less penetration, the mono metals are on the other end of the spectrum, definite penetration, but sometimes with minimal expansion. That (in my opinion) leaves the bonded bullets some where in the middle, as well as the nos PT and swift A-frame. This is where I tend to look for hunting bullets, Acccubonds ,Interbonds,TBBC, and the Nos PT. I like all of them.
Do some agree?
do the homework before the hunt