The powder core technology has been around for a while. However current examples on the market do not come apart uniformly and are not very accurate. DRT™ is the first company who has figured out how to stabilize the bullet in flight to achieve high accuracy and still have full frangibility.
DRT AMMO ANATOMY
A. Compressed Metal Powder Core, 99.9% pure; B. Our jackets have concentricity of less than two tenths of one thousands (J4 rifle jackets); C. High quality propellent, measured to three tenths of a grain; D. New high quality cases, our neck size is within one half of a thousand’s; E. High quality primer.
We buy J4 rifle jackets, because they are the best in the world.
We insert a compressed core of powdered metal that is not bonded or sintered. At the end of this operation we have a projectile with perfect spin stability. In lead bullets you have bubbles in the core and impurities in the lead. In our cores we use laboratory grade materials that are 99.9% pure. We then combine the bullet with prepped brass – sized, cut to length and weighed for a perfect match.
Our neck size is within one half of a thousand’s on our brass cases. Our powder tolerance is within three tenths of a grain. The technology of powder cores has an advantage over the lead technology especially when it comes to fighting wind drift.
The bullet flies more balanced in spin stability mode. On impact with harder metals the powdered core disintegrates, thus no ricochet. When it penetrates a gel block or organic tissue, the hydrostatic shock of the soft material going into the hollow point actually makes the entire core projectile expand. There are no large chunks, just fine dust doing the terminal damage.
This technology allows for a one shot kill – you hit something in the body cavity, it will die.
Our bullets outshoot lead core bullets – accuracy, range, wind drift. That is because of the increased ballistic coefficient on them. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we have prepared actual video footage from our gel block tests that demonstrate the terminal ballistics:
“Illustrated here is a clear representation of what one can expect in a wound cavity from our 87 grain .223. This is one half of a block of Lye soap that has been shot from a distance of 100 yards with our 87 grain .223. The length and diameter of the permanent wound cavity are clearly evident in these 2 photographs.”
ARTICLE: United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), by Don Mikko