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soupy1957 11-04-2012 03:10 AM

Full Metal Jacket Prohibition?
 
Talk to me folks. Teach me. Why is hunting a deer with a "full metal jacket" either against the law, or not wise? Is that why there are Poly tips on my rounds; to satisfy that regulation, but also keep a jacket (even if it only covers a percentage of the bullet) around the Lead to keep less Lead deposit in the rifling grooves?

-Soupy1957

timberghost 11-04-2012 10:20 AM

Sorry I haven't a clue.

soupy1957 11-05-2012 03:16 AM

Ah well...............anyone?

bigevil1 11-05-2012 03:32 AM

maybe try your dnr for an answer. i sent a facebook message to out mdc. i'll pass on the info when they answer.

NYHunter 11-05-2012 07:10 AM

Full Metal Jacket with a lead core or a solid copper bullet?

bigevil1 11-05-2012 10:33 AM

The use of full metal jacket bullets are prohibited because they are less likely to make a clean kill and are more likely to ricochet and therefore making them more dangerous. - Aimee@MDC

tator 11-05-2012 10:41 AM

ok what are you guys talking about here? I've heard the term before, full metal jacket, but that referred to a magazine that was fully loaded. My Remington 742, .30-06 has a small magazine that holds 5 bullets.

Maybe I'm missing the mark- ??

timberghost 11-05-2012 11:11 AM

Solid core bullet tip

tator 11-05-2012 11:15 AM

GOTCHA--- wow now I feel dumb

Win73 11-05-2012 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soupy1957 (Post 73079)
Talk to me folks. Teach me. Why is hunting a deer with a "full metal jacket" either against the law, or not wise? Is that why there are Poly tips on my rounds; to satisfy that regulation, but also keep a jacket (even if it only covers a percentage of the bullet) around the Lead to keep less Lead deposit in the rifling grooves?

-Soupy1957

A full metal jacket bullet is a bullet that is completely encased in a jacket. There is no exposed lead or hollowpoint. When it hits the deer it will not normally expand and will not do as much damage as an expanding bullet. Therefore less likely to make a clean kill. This is why the Geneva convention specifies full metal jacket bullets for war. They will not do as much damage when they hit a person.


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