It is more critical in larger rounds... Advanced Search. I know and understand the diference between 5. It does not have the weight to carry it and is really moved by slight winds. All times are GMT -5. So there is some pressure loss with boat tail bullets.
The nose of the bullet like the wing of an airplane is more critical when traveling supersonic. Is the main difference betwen regular 5. About Contact Advertise Store Register. Results 1 to 4 of 4. Forum Rules.
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This is all mute though because when a bullet goes faster than Mach I a vacuum is created behind the bullet which cuts down on the drag. Sig 5.
The difference between the two is the design of a boat tail bullet is it has less resistance while in flight because the taper cuts down the turbulence and travels in cleaner air. Flat based bullets seal the bullet to the rifling and contains the gas.
Here is a good article to read. The boat tail only helps the bullet maintain velocity at extremely long ranges when the bullet is slowing down but still going supersonic.
Boat tail bullets have a tendency to allow hyper-velocity gas to escape around the bullet. General Firearm Discussion. Thanks all. Main Category.