Latest Technological Marvel in Bullet Design

  • conservativej...

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    Apr 30, 2012 8:23 PM GMT

    Some of you may remember Winchester's old Black Talon bullet for handguns. It's exterior was coated so as to reduce friction both in the barrel and along its' path should it come into contact with any item displaying friction between bullet and that object along the way to the target.

    At the target, the coating allows easier entry into the outer layer of the target. The bullets 'Silver Tip' aids in the bellet unfolding and producing talons with razior ahrp edges that slice through the target as it travels.

    The bullets can be purchased less a case and propellent. I've ordered 500 for workup of practical propellent loads for a trip to Alaska this fall to hunt brown bear -- the Grizzly.
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    Apr 30, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    Poor bears
  • conservativej...

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    Apr 30, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidPoor bears

    The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is currently culling about 5% of the bear popu;ation per year. Tis varies based on growth of the bear population and the severity of weather in the spring combined with salmon numbers. If the current population is allowed to grow larger, bears and more importantly bear cubs die.

    It is possible to lose a significant portion of the bear population if cubs become food for male bears when resources are scarce. I suppose the hunter should be despised for protecting the long term bear population. icon_confused.gif