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méplat

[‚mā‚plä]
(ordnance)
The flat nose formed by truncation of the ogival portion of a projectile or point fuse.
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These long, copper-jacketed hunting bullets feature a narrow meplat for better performance, and the Berger bullet has a hollow nose cavity that promotes reliable, rapid expansion even at lower velocities.
The deformation of the bullet is caused by either the flow of exposed soft lead at the meplat or the deformation of the material around a hollow cavity due to the pressure within the cavity.
Une autre option est un volant a meplat. Le repose-pied et les pedales sont fabriques en acier inoxydable, et lorsque le conducteur monte dans la voiture, il est accueilli par des bas de caisse en aluminium illumines ornes du logo S.
(A smaller meplat is the terminology used in the industry.) Then Swift incorporated bonding into its sleek, plastic-tipped Scirocco so that hunters would have a bullet that would not only fly flat for long range but also would hold together under the stress of high-velocity impact up close.
range work just as well as the heavyweights on big game, as long as they have the proper meplat (the flat on the nose).
You'll also notice the Action Pistol version of the Syntech bullet has a different meplat. It's flat instead of rounded like you'd find on a typical full metal jacket.
If you find 90 grain Sierras for sale, make certain you're not purchasing the older design which did not have a factory point and looked like any other open meplat MatchKing of that era.
Et c'est sur un meplat d'une falaise que le wali meditait."
A sleek 27 caliber elongated ogive and a final meplat reducing operation (pointing) provide an increased ballistic coefficient for optimal wind resistance and velocity retention.
Hornady's engineers were wondering why BCs would drop dramatically after a certain point in various tipped bullets and discovered that the polymer tip (meplat) was melting as the bullet streaked through the air.
It has a smaller meplat then the super solids and penetrates somewhat more than the round-nosed designs and somewhat less than the super solids.
In slower cartridges, such as the legendary .45-70 mentioned above, or in handgun hunting cartridges, a heavy cast bullet with a broad, flat meplat (nose) is also a good option, as long as it's cast of a hard alloy.