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Old 11-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why do hollow points have better bc's than something like hornadys vmax bullets? I mean think about it like holding your hand out your window and it doesn't make any sense...
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Some target bullets have a very small hollow point. Combine that with a heavy for caliber bullet, the right ogive shape and a boat tail and you can end up with a very high bc.
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That's very true but wouldn't common sense say that something with a pointed end and the same characteristics have a higher bc?
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Originally Posted by mopower318 View Post
That's very true but wouldn't common sense say that something with a pointed end and the same characteristics have a higher bc?
All else being equal, yes but all else is not always equal.
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HPs are made to expand upon contact and due greater tissue damge. Its a SD round......G19
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Originally Posted by Glock19 View Post
HPs are made to expand upon contact and due greater tissue damge. Its a SD round......G19
That's true with HP pistol rounds,but I think the OP is talking about Match grade BTHP rifle bullets since he mentioned the VMax.

The small hollow points in match bullets break the air up,and help the bullets stay stabilized at distance.
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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly View Post
That's true with HP pistol rounds,but I think the OP is talking about Match grade BTHP rifle bullets since he mentioned the VMax.

The small hollow points in match bullets break the air up,and help the bullets stay stabilized at distance.
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