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Under the TIPS & COMMENTS, Marshall describes a process where he heat treats the nose of cast bullets to have a hard base and a soft nose which provide a bullet that will expand at a low speed. I suppose this may benefit some loads for the softer skinned animals.

Have any of you done this, what were your results and what is the benefit?
 

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The benefit of this style bullet, which can be made another way as well as the one mentioned, are probably best realized on thin skinned game like deer. The soft nose of the bullet will upset and expand on impact creating a larger wound channel while the hard base will not break up and it maintains it's weight for good penetration. This is essentially the cast bullet version of a Nosler partition bullet. Even if the soft nose is abraded or damaged so it is completely destroyed, you have the weight of the body still penetrating the animal and causing at least a caliber size hole. Another big benefit of this set up is that the body of the bullet is still hard and can be driven to much higher velocity without leading/accuracy problems than if the entire bullet where cast of the soft nose material.
 
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