Fmj vs hardcast

Fmj vs hardcast

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    Fmj vs hardcast

    If going for woods carry and looking for penetration what is the advantage of hardcast over a fmj?

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    Depends on caliber and design. A lead bullet of any type gives you penetration with the added advantage of some deformation.
    FMJ is usually ball or round nose ammo used for reliable feeding in auto loaders, but round nose lead would be my preference for the deforming or flattening characteristics.
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    I was just cureous, no certain caliber in mind, thanks for the info.

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    For woods carry I'd prefer a hardcast flat nose, if what I was carrying allowed it.
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    I too would prefer hardcast over FMJ in the woods hunting.
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    The only time I would prefer FMJ for hunting is on Cape Buffalo or other large, dangerous big game, or if the hunt was under The Hague Convention rules.
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    Hard cast is harder then fmj...
    It will penetrate draper...
    It will cause a bit more damage due to the flat point...
    A FP is less likely to deflect when hitting bone...

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    I use the flat Buffalo Bore hardcast bullets in my colt .45. The edges of the flat design is what causes the damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    The only time I would prefer FMJ for hunting is on Cape Buffalo or other large, dangerous big game, or if the hunt was under The Hague Convention rules.
    I have heard it said that Cape Buffalo aren't signatories to that agreement.
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    Cast bullets in semi-wadcutter form can also be counted on to cut, rather than displace, various tissues and blood vessels. That can be an aid to incapacitating the critter that's hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ring View Post
    Hard cast is harder then fmj...
    That is false. Lead alloy is softer than FMJ. Copper has a Brinell hardness of about 50. Hardcast lead bullets have a Brinell hardness from 10-30.
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