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Non-lead hollow point bullet

United States Patent

April 15, 2003
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The non-lead hollow point bullet of the instant invention comprises a mixed construction slug further comprising, a monolithic metal insert having a tapered (preferred conical) hollow point tip and a tapered (preferred conical) tail protrusion, and an unsintered powdered metal composite core in tandem alignment with the insert. The core has a hollow tapered (preferred conical) cavity tip portion coupled with the tapered (preferred conical) tail protrusion on the insert. An open tip jacket envelops at least a portion of the insert and the core. The jacket is swaged at the open tip.
Vaughn; Norman L. (Knoxville, TN), Lowden; Richard A. (Clinton, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 840,250
April 23, 2001
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.