You're probably right flat top but I have a problem with always wanting to improve on what I have when it comes to bullets. Maybe I'll out grow it.
Joe, the fact is, they do expand, depending on hardness. This is the thing, lead alloys do not have the tensile strength of copper. That's obvious, but what has taken me a while to realize is that the cast bullets with soft to medium-hard alloys do expand. They expand similarly to jacketed bullets, then the outside area of the mushroom shears off without the jacket to hold or support the lead alloy.Thank you flat top. What I was specifically wondering about was softening the nose of my beartooth bullets to produce a larger wound channel on shot game. My thought is that by softening only a portion of the bullet it will mushroom better but retain enough weight to drive deep. I wonder will it work? and after reading your post I wonder will the softened area stay soft for an entire hunting season? Has anyone tested anything like this?
Joe; You will never out grow it...ask me how I know that!:biggrin:You're probably right flat top but I have a problem with always wanting to improve on what I have when it comes to bullets. Maybe I'll out grow it.