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Method of making a non-lead hollow point bullet

United States Patent

October 7, 2003
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The method of making a non-lead hollow point bullet has the steps of a) compressing an unsintered powdered metal composite core into a jacket, b) punching a hollow cavity tip portion into the core, c) seating an insert, the insert having a hollow point tip and a tail protrusion, on top of the core such that the tail protrusion couples with the hollow cavity tip portion, and d) swaging the open tip of the jacket.
Vaughn; Norman L. (Knoxville, TN), Lowden; Richard A. (Clinton, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 352,718
January 28, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 to UT-Battelle, LLC, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.