they produceless in-barrelfriction thandoconventionalbullets. This is because the recessed dimples effectively reduce the metal-on-metal bearing surface. Lt. Col. Eldrick revealed: “the added velocitywas an unexpected bonus. With equal-pressure loads, dimpled .308bullets will fly about 80 fps faster than normal .308 bullets. With the large.338-caliber projectiles, the difference is even greater… we can pick upnearly 150 fps.” Given the observed velocity gains achieved with dimpledbullets, Aberdeen designers are now working on dimpled shell casings forlarger artillery projectiles.
Dimpled Jacket Delivers ‘Explosive’ Fragmentation
While the internal design and core materials of the new dimpled bulletremain classified, the design team revealed that the terminal performanceof the new bullet has been “spectacular”. The bullet penetrates like a FMJbut then explosively fragments, resulting in a devastating energy releasein the target. According to Capt. Jack Sarazen, an Aberdeen engineer, “the enhanced terminal performance of the dimpled bullet wasunanticipated. This was a serendipitous effect of the slight thinning of the jacket material where the dimples are pressed.” Sarazen explained: “MostFMJ bullets break along the cannelure and then fragment into two or threelarge pieces. With the dimpled bullets, you have multiple fragmentationpoints so the bullet literally blows up like a grenade in the target.” Comments (14)
I curious how it would perform with moly coat.
Comment by foster — April 1, 2009 @9 am
Reply1.Guaranteed Moly will add another 75 fps to the dimpled bullets.
Comment by Jerry Tierney — April 1, 2009 @10 am
Reply2.I do this everytime I moly-coat my bullet with the molyed steelshot applcation, just can’t see the dimples with the naked eye.RANDY
Comment by rewinder — April 1, 2009 @11 am
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