Understanding the construction of bullets for pistols is quite important when it comes to choosing the right type of bullets and understanding the reloading process. There are 3 basic kinds of bullet construction normally used in pistols; lead, jacketed and other types. Lead bullets are solid and these are cast, lubricated and low in cost. Jacketed bullets would have lead cores and outer jackets which engage with the rifling in the pistols’ barrel. Such bullets are a little expensive and have higher accuracy, while eliminating barrel leading. Jacketed bullets are allowed for use at local shooting ranges. Other kinds of bullets can include copper bullets, plated bullets and polymer coated bullets. Bullets for automatic handguns are generally jacketed or plated in terms of composition. Such bullets are smooth at the sides and optimized for consistent feeding. When it comes to revolver bullets, they are jacketed or lead in composition. Bullets for revolvers have more diversity than automatic handgun bullets, as they don’t feed from magazines. Thus, they have minimal constraints in terms or shape and composition.
Types of bullets and their characteristics
There are several kinds of bullets which have unique characteristics and purposes. The wadcutter is the most basic handgun bullet profile. Normally made using lead, these bullets are generally lead cylinders. The wadcutter has a variation called semi-wadcutter, a bullet which is cylindrical and has a shoulder. These can offer greater ballistic performance than the variant. Flat point is another type of bullet which has a flat point on its tip. These bullets can feed well and punch small holes in targets. The RN or round nose bullets come with a cylindrical body with round tips. RN bullets provide great feeding characteristics in automatic handguns and great ballistic performance as well. An RN bullet can’t punch a clean hole in the target, making it unfit for defense and hunting. The Round Nose Flat Point or RNFP is a cross between the Round Nose and the Flat Point bullets with characteristics that are similar to Flat Point bullets. The Jacketed Soft Point is a type of bullet that comes with exposed lead tips. This type of bullet offers benefits similar to jacketed bullets, but with greater stopping power as a result of enhanced expansion due to soft tip. Hollow Point bullets feature a hole in their tip that can enhance the expansion and stopping power.
the shape or size of bullets can affect the performance
The base profile is an important characteristic when it comes to shape of bullets. Plated and jacketed bullets generally have flat bases. Lead bullets can use a bevel base or plain base. Bevel base can enhance the placement of bullet, whereas plain base can increase accuracy. These are some of the basics of types of bullets and there is a lot more for people to know. However, this information is more than enough for getting started with the reloading process. For more information on bullet types, people can browse the internet to search for information about bullets and reloading process. There are loads of sites that offer useful information about guns and bullets on the internet.