Question

What advantages does a truncated cone bullet have?

what are they used for? how is it for hunting or self defense?

Answers

It causes a bigger and more devastating wound channel vs. a spitzer point. It's also likely to expand without having a hollow point if it has enough velocity. It also dumps its energy very quickly. A high velocity hollow point would likely separate and not penetrate as far, speaking of hunting bullets here. A spitzer point in FMJ would likely go through and through causing a smaller wound channel and wasting energy on the hillside.

At hunting velocities a truncated cone will expand like a low velocity handgun hollow point. Spitzer point bullets have less drag and retain velocity and energy longer during flight. A compromise is a soft point spitzer, which will fly very well at distance and also expand. Up close a truncated cone is devastating but they don't fly as well and lose velocity much faster downrange.

#1

This design of bullet is use primarily in auto loading pistols. They are also used in target shooting, slightly more accurate than FMJ bullets and has better ballistic trajectory..

#2

Flat nose bullets impart harder on the target.

#3

The original truncated cone bullet was primarily a military, jacketed round that did NOT expand and therefore wounded rather than killed in many cases.

It was designed to meet the requirements of the Geneva Convention for military anti-personnel rounds.

ANY modern Hollow Point or expanding bullet is better for hunting and/or self defense.

#4

more or less it is a flat nose..aka wad cutter,,,,depends on the manf, great for both

#5

I'm not sure what you mean by truncated but a bullet with a flat or hollow point will cause more damage than one with a point.It is used sometimes for pest destruction.

#6