Thanks for the input A-Game.A-Game wrote:
The Term Threshold is the important number because that number will not change.
DRT was happy to share the info specifically for this thread by my request and I forwarded that email to Phil. I'm glad we have companies that support us in our addiction like DRT, Lehigh, Barnes, and the rest.
DRT loads their ammo for the most accurate velocity not the maximum velocity it is capable of reaching. It has a 200 yard and under recommendation by the manufacturer. That recommendation will give you full expansion of the tungsten powder into your target. Yes it is a frangible but the jacket stays in one piece with the copper bent 180 degrees. It is really cool! (I am an Industry Pro Team member for DRT) DRT uses the same copper jackets Berger uses.
The DRT Terminal Shock bullet has the lowest Terminal Threshold of the Blackout specific bullets to date. DON'T let the velocity fool you this barrier blind bullet has similar penetration to the Barnes 110 Blacktip based on my own testing. It is a flat base bullet and will take down anything a Barnes Blacktip will kill. It is high quality for a reasonable street price. I just upgraded my scope to do a longer range test with it...I already did a 450 yard shot that penetrated a watermelon and water jug. 8 degree incline on the shot.
Feel free to PM me any questions.
While I understand the importance of the Threshold, I disagree it is the only factor of importance. There are two factors which concern me regarding the discrepancy for the DRT bullet's velocity:
First, if the bullet was shot at same muzzle velocity as the other 130-135gr bullets, the bullet would go farther down-range before getting to it's threshold velocity, and this would be much more advantageous for DRT in the comparisons.
Second, a higher velocity will give the bullet a flatter trajectory. None of the comparisons in this thread have looked at trajectory, but it follows energy in that the heavier bullets do better as range gets long, but that's only if the velocity is optimized.