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.
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. SinterFire Inc.
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." Makes sense to me.
A 1:14-twist will stabilize 35- and 36-grain frangible bullets and conventional bullets up to 50 grains, but the 1:16-twist standard for the Hornet will not.
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. This decision may seem contradictory to what I have preached here but it is based on the hard realities of compromise.
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 .270, 7mm and .308 calibers are the next best thing.
A lot of hunters choose lighter, more frangible bullets for hunting pronghorns, both for a flatter trajectory and to insure bullet expansion at long range on relatively light animals.
Among frangible bullets, the Winchester Ballistic Silvertip Lead Free stands out as accurate, explosive and extremely flat-shooting.
Shock, in a physiological sense, refers to a sudden drop in blood pressure, usually resulting in rapid unconsciousness, and hence, instantaneous "stop." Neurogenic shock is produced by high-velocity, high-energy, expanding or frangible bullets. This is a proven fact.