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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

The perfect bullet is easy. It's capable of sub-MOA accuracy regardless of powder loading or barrel length. Its ballistic coefficient is sufficient that there's not much difference between shooting at the range or in a vacuum. In fact, it automatically adjusts its BC to compensate for uphill and downhill shots to insure consistent point of impact. Upon impact, it rapidly assumes the perfect mushroom shape regardless of impact velocity, retains 100% of its weight regardless of what bones it penetrates, and transfers all of its energy to the animal so the bullet drops to the ground six inches after it leaves the far side of the animal. Better yet, it would probably employ variable petals to steer its way to vital organs as it penetrates.

A fantasy, you say? Of course it is. There's no such thing as a perfect bullet. At one point in history a perfect bullet would've been a lead ball that didn't have a sprue on it from the mold. The definition of perfection will always stay a step ahead of technology.

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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet
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The perfect bullet is easy. It's capable of sub-MOA accuracy regardless of powder loading or barrel length. Its ballistic coefficient is sufficient that there's not much difference between shooting at the range or in a vacuum. In fact, it automatically adjusts its BC to compensate for uphill and downhill shots to insure consistent point of impact. Upon impact, it rapidly assumes the perfect mushroom shape regardless of impact velocity, retains 100% of its weight regardless of what bones it penetrates, and transfers all of its energy to the animal so the bullet drops to the ground six inches after it leaves the far side of the animal. Better yet, it would probably employ variable petals to steer its way to vital organs as it penetrates.

A fantasy, you say? Of course it is. There's no such thing as a perfect bullet. At one point in history a perfect bullet would've been a lead ball that didn't have a sprue on it from the mold. The definition of perfection will always stay a step ahead of technology.

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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

Here in the United States the CorLokt is a very reputable bullet.
While in Africa I had a unique opportunity to interview two seperate PH's, for an upcoming article I am in the process of writing. One of the questions asked was " what bullet do you prefer to see a client show up with?" The answer to this and to a few other questions was a little surprising to me. Anyhow, back to the corlokts, I had taken some 220gr rn corlokts for my 30-06 along, the comment I received was "only shoot those at the small stuff, if you do not use them on this trip, when they are gone, do yourself a favor and do not buy anymore"
I did ask many questions in reference to these comments, but the bottom line was they just do not give proper penetration and dissintigrate upon impact. There performance according to both PH's is "iffy at best" They had no problems with them on "deer sized" game but on the bigger animals, results where generally poor, requiring multiple shots, even with heavy for caliber bullets. I suppose this just drives home what most of us deep down already know, but sometimes still fantasize or explore...there is no one magic pill. each is designed to do more or less one thing or another, open quickly, penetrate deeply, or a controlled expansion for a combination of each.

Just thought I may pass this info on.

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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

core lokt, or swift.

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The perfect all-around bullet? There isn't one. There are many that a great for a lot of applications, but no one perfect bullet for everything. Pick a bullet that's designed for your target, what you plan to shoot, and you'll have good results. Don't expect one bullet to take care of everything.

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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

Cast Bullets are very close.

Accurate
Penetrate deeply
Inexpensive
Don't fragment
Lower pressure
Easier on barrels
Straight line penetration
Less fouling
Greater weight selection

700 Grain WFNGC for the 500 S&W Magnum

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