Bullet type can have a significant effect on leathality,
contingient upon some other factors. The most important of these factors is
that the bullet be given enough velocity to perform properly, and that it
hold this velocity until it reaches the target. Terminal velocity is probably
the most important factor in the performance of a particular bullet design.
The magical number seems to be 1100fps. The velocity of sound in air is approximately
1130 feet/sec. or 770 miles per hour at room temperature of 70 deg F. This
is an important velocity, because it greatly affects the properties of projectiles,
in a couple of ways.
Bullet type can be a significant factor, if certain variables are properly
considered. The two most important are velocity, and
Also important, but beyond the control of the shooter, is the density
of the target.
black talon, and other special designs