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Shooting with the Mann: Bonded vs. Non-Bonded Bullets

A bonded bullet’s core is bonded to the jacket. This “bonding” can be accomplished through a variety of electro or electro-chemical processes. Different manufacturers utilize different methods for different reasons, but the purpose is to prevent core and jacket separation during penetration. Jacket and core separation sounds like a bad thing. After all, gun writers and manufacturers have conditioned shooters to believe that bullets which retain all their weight and hold together are better than those that don’t.
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