frangible bullet


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frangible bullet

[¦fran·jə·bəl ′bu̇l·ət]
(ordnance)
A brittle plastic or other nonmetallic bullet for firing practice which, upon striking a target, breaks into powder or small fragments without penetrating.
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FRANGIBLE BULLETS ARE BRITTLE BULLETS, designed to break up on a hard surface.
The old mechanical contraptions with moving ducks and spinning targets were really fun--I wish we had them still--but the close ranges made the use of frangible bullets essential.
Each load had a major power factor of 175, but I was curious to see if the frangible bullets would lose some impact power due to the fact they turn to dust on impact.
Until recently the handloader has not been able to buy frangible bullets.
The marshals say that their present ammunition should be replaced by frangible bullets "which break into smaller pieces on impact and thus have limited power to exit the target.
Among frangible bullets, the Winchester Ballistic Silvertip Lead Free stands out as accurate, explosive and extremely flat-shooting.
It is available in nine calibers--two rifle and seven pistol--and features Longbow non-toxic frangible bullets and non-toxic heavy metal-free primers.
The first three rounds in the magazine are loaded with frangible bullets.
For those who don't have a special varmint rig, however, or who just enjoy using their game rifle as much as possible, these light, frangible bullets in the .
Neurogenic shock is produced by high-velocity, high-energy, expanding or frangible bullets.