Brush Busting Bullets

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Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Paul Box

We have all read articles along these lines for years. Round nose bullets at moderate velocities busting thru brush better than spritzer shaped bullets would do. Is there any truth in this or is it just a myth?

Many years ago I got interested in this and decided to do some experimenting. I bought some of the archery deer targets that were very popular at that time. They were full color prints of actual deer printed on heavy paper. They weren’t life size, but plenty big enough for my purpose. I took these out into the woods and tacked them to trees. Next I would back up and get some brush in the way and try a shot at my deer target.

04I shot thru thin brush, thru heavy leaves that the frost had took, blackberry briars, young sumac about the size…

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