Blunt Bullets: Hit Hard or Miss

It is quite annoying to know that the weapon you bought for your hunting escapade is not the perfect match for you. There are different factors that constitute to this concern; maybe it is because of the wrong riffle that you used in hunting or maybe because of the incompetent bullets that you loaded in the gun.

Some would have thought that it is the rifle that makes the shot, but is actually the bullet that does the actual killing. For many, the shape of the bullets, aside from its weight and construction, can greatly affect the overall performance of the shot. Another concern is that which bullet is better to use: the sharp bullets or the blunt ones. There are a lot of questions circulating about which of the two are better. Which type of bullets is the most effective to use? Why is it that most bullets are usually blunt?

To help you understand more about the bullets used in hunting, the following pieces of information below are provided:

Which type of bullets is the most effective one to use?

The type of bullets used depends on the kind of weapons you have. The size of the target is also one thing to consider. For small games, frangible bullet is the best to use. It is commonly used in animals that weigh about 30 pounds. It is the safest bullet to use in a crowded area. For average-sized games, non-expanding bullets are the ones to use while it is the expanding bullets that create the greatest damage of the three; it is perfect for big games like bears, elk, and many more. All of these types of bullets have mostly the same blunt tip though. This leads us to our next question below.

Does a blunt bullet hit hard?

The tip of the bullets does not really matter at all, may it be blunt or sharp. Most bullets travel up to 2,000 miles every hour. It is quite a speed, and because of this, the impact of penetration is strong enough to knock the target out. The velocity of the bullets is what counts the most. It does need any sharp or blunt end for it to work. It all depends on the size and weight of the bullets, and of course, on what weapon you will load it to. How the tip is shaped has very little impact on its performance. One of the mythical theories about bullets is the blunt theory.

The blunt theory states that the blunt front of the bullets means more contact of the surface of the target. The more contact the bullet made to the target, the more damage it can cause. Although this theory sounds appealing to those hunters who aim to get all the possible help they could get to make their hunt successful, this theory is not strongly backed with scientific evidences and has not proven yet. Until then, this claim is just one of those marketing ploy planted by bullet manufacturers to increase sales of their items.

Does blunt bullet miss?

Sharp-pointed bullets actually hits harder than the blunt ones. Because of their pointy front, the bullet can fly through the air with less resistance. Less resistance means high velocity. We have already established earlier that it is the velocity that counts the most. Remember, we are not talking about which bullet creates the most damage, but which bullet hits harder. In this case, sharp bullets penetrate harder, but it s the blunt bullets that create more damage.

What make blunt bullets a better choice than the sharp ones?

One advantage of using blunt bullet is that it is designed to expand once it makes contact with the target; thus, it creates serious damage. Some hunters would prefer to use this type of bullet to hunt big games. This allows them to immediately shot dead the target. If your goal is to kill a large game like bears and elks instantly, then what you need is a bullet that creates the more impact and more damage.