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Old 11-01-2013, 08:05   #13
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Originally Posted by frank4570 View Post
My experience with killing deer with the 10mm is that flat points do more damage, and penetrate a LOT deeper.
A hollow point slows the bullet down. And if the bullet is going fast enough the hollow point also equals more damage. But my experience with 180gr 10mm bullets is that the bullet is not going fast enough for that hollow point to do more damage than a flatpoint. The wound is a slightly different shape. But I use the flat point because it has more killing damage. I use hollow points to get the bullet to stop in the target.
The hollow point also seems to cause animals to go down like they have been punched, it would seem reasonable to call that stopping power.
Exactly. Frank nailed it
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