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Old 02-18-2020, 08:07 AM   #41
Fred Brackin
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Default Re: TL 5-8 firearms in Ultra-Tech calibers

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Originally Posted by Kale View Post
A quick sampling of ballistics tests note that tumbling was significant in ballistics gel in a number of observed cases. This was for the SS190 bullet, and it looks like there were a few iterations. They also claim the center of mass is near the base of the projectile.
I've never seen those gel tests and I don't trust _anyone's_ manufacturer's press releases as a source for hard data about complex issues. The laws of physics make it extraordiuanrily unlikely that you can push the center of mass towards the base of the bullet by having a nose that's twice as dense as the base.

It's plastic-tipped bullets and outright hollowpoints that move their center of ass backwards.
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