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Nosler Partion 120gr vs Swift A-Frame 120gr

Re: Nosler Partion 120gr vs Swift A-Frame 120gr
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2018, 02:31:59 PM »
I'd want the swift, but the nosler is still a quality bullet.

the swift will retain nearly 100% of it's mass, the nosler breaks up.

100gr TSX style bullet, faster and also awesome.

Re: Nosler Partion 120gr vs Swift A-Frame 120gr
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 08:00:27 PM »
I'd want the swift, but the nosler is still a quality bullet.

the swift will retain nearly 100% of it's mass, the nosler breaks up.

While this is true, it's not an accident nor a valid "knock" on the Partition. The Partition is designed to shed up to 40% if it's weight. Which is the front core. By shedding weight, the bullet transfers energy into the target. Partitions are designed to use hydrostatic and hydraulic shock to kill.

A-frames in the other hand are designed to retain 90% of their weight. They're designed with penetration in mind first. This is good for truely tough animals (dangerous game/African animals) or for pushing a less than ideal caliber to its upper limits. Deeper penetration allows for killing by bloodloss, and a better chance of directly impacting something vital.

Bullet (projectile construction) choice and shot placement are what really matters for (ethically) killing game and recovering it. The animals we hunt were once brought down with hand thrown spears. Unless they evolved kevlar, it won't take something special to bring them down. So long as the hunter understands how a bullet was designed to perform, and selects his shots accordingly.
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