Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
Barnes makes lead free bullets. They expansion is great but ballistics change because of mass/weight. Any duck hunter will tell you steel shot does not have the energy of lead at long range.
That's because steel shot doesn't have the same mass for the same size pellet. Bullets are different from shot in how their profiles and weight perform coefficients and mass being equal retained energy at range will be equal. Shot pellets are different because the coefficients are different due to mass.
Dangerous game hunters have been using copper solids for decades against the most dangerous creatures on the planet because they don't lose mass and penetrate better than copper coated lead
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Last edited by JonM; 01-12-2014 at 03:50 AM.