Some of you might have heard of older guys telling of making cross cuts in lead bullet cartridges. It was supposed to make expansion. Has anybody ever done this in handgun cartridges?
I think I remember reading somewhere that a DumDum bullet was one that was set up in such a way that it would begin to tumble after striking it's target therefore doing lots of damage. Not sure how it was set up to do that. DumDum was also because it was kind of unstable and could go just about any way and may or may not hit target.Bear Bio-- DumDum arsenal was said to have used a pig-based grease in their paper 'cartridges' that required the troop to bite the end off to start the process of loading. The muslims found out about it and that's what started the Sepoy mutiny.
Or, that was the version of history I was taught by reading it somewhere.
I heard the term 'dum dum bullets' from a movie about gangsters so I assume the term was miss-appropriated by the press of the day.
During the 19th century the area was home to the Dum Dum Arsenal, a British Royal Artillery armoury, where, in the early 1890s, Captain Neville Bertie-Clay developed a bullet with the jacket cut away at the tip to reveal its soft lead core (see hollow-point bullet), known informally as a dum-dum, or more correctly as an expanding bullet. The previous name of Dumdum was "Domdoma".
NO WAY! Not the press.I heard the term 'dum dum bullets' from a movie about gangsters so I assume the term was miss-appropriated by the press of the day.
Yeah, but it was great being young, even if it did notta for bullet performance.Tried "modifying" bullets when I was a kid with various degrees of success. Now that I'm grown up, I just buy bullets that are actually designed to do what I want.