Dont search and think anymore... The Future Bullet has arrived !
Dear fellow hunters ! Found this bullet this year on my trip from Sweden to Mozambique. I've tried Impala bullet on Roe Deer to Hippo, from Crocodile to Baboon, Moose to Bear, and I have to say that it's fantastic. Read some from Impala Bullets brochure and check in their web page. Forget all other bullets, you will only need this one. It's a fantastic feeling to have all animals "Impalized" ! ps, I use HH375, 270 grain...
From Impala bullets Homepage... www.impalabullets.at
Up to the late 19th century shooting was easy and simple. Black powder was the propellant and lead the bullet material. With the development of smokeless powders lead suddenly turned out being too soft. Hence a bullet jacket was introduced, firstly made of soft steel with copper and tombac to follow later.
The full metal jacket bullet as a solution survived well into our time and due to the comparatively little wounding capability these bullets are even declared mandatory for military use by the Hague Convention.
The search for better performance on game lead to a temporary solution, the soft point bullet. This bullet is, however, handicapped by its design in principle: To achieve proper and acceptable killing performance it has to shed its kinetic energy by either loosing mass (fragmentation) or enlarging its diameter (mushrooming).
To do so, however, it has to rely on external assistance such as that impact velocity and target resistance have to be within certain limits. Going below these limits results in a FMJ effect and marginal wounding effect while on the other end of the scale excessive meat damage and insufficient penetration are imminent.
Mass- and shape consistent universal bullet.
Kobus Du Plessis, known South African ballistician, consequently took advantage of the ballistic and forensic experience he had collected over decades. In 2002 he surprised hunters and experts as well with his ”shock wave inducing” Impala Solid.
It all happened when a friend destroyed the ribcage of an impala female using a Marlin 45-70 Gov'T with a 350gr RNSP BULLET.
Tissue displacement-not tissue destruction was the answer
His approach was high frequency displacement rather than work done (J/s).
This resulted in a bullet which’s sharp cutting edge and nose design develops strong radial shock waves in the animal’s organs.
As no deformation is necessary the Impala bullets do not rely on a fine balance between impact velocity, bullet diameter, bullet mass and target resistance (skin, meat and bone). The bullets performance is machined into its profile using a CNC lathe other than conventional bullets that is dependant of the anatomical structure at point of entering the animal. The Impala Bullet is the only purposely manufactured shockwave inducing hunting bullet in the world.
One Concept - Three Bullets
The Light Weight High Velocity is the All-around Bullet.
Its incomparable flexibility permits its use at any distance, from springbok and eland up to big dangerous game, including even buffalo and elephant.
This construction combines maximum penetration with maximum stability (against obstacles in the line of flight as well as in the body) with excellent shockwave inducing capability.
The bullet is heavier than the LWHV and trajectory not as flat. Target: all hunting situations where extremely long shots are not likely to be taken. In adequate calibres it is the optimum bullet for big and dangerous game. Driven hunts and tracking wounded game and hunting in thick cover are other tasks where this bullet shines.
The lightweight, conical flat nose bullets designed for lever action rifles with tubular magazines, handguns and low recoil applications are extremely accurate and capable of very high velocity. This result in high energy, penetration and stopping power. These attributes make the bullet ideally suited for handgun hunting, self defence and law enforcement. The bullets are also used in rifle calibres as well as in guns such as the .30-30 Win., .444 Marlin and .45-70 Gov'T.
Monolithic bullets (solids), CNC turned from a special brass alloy and well balanced.
2-4 grooves to reduce barrel friction. That result in less pressure, less barrel fouling and superb accuracy.
Non calibre sensitive cutting edge for maximum shock effect and tissue displacement.
Equally suited for small and large game.
High penetration, good stopping power and little meat damage.
No lead contamination of game meat and environment. In the 21st Century there is no room for game meat that is contaminated with lead and shot to pieces!
No more head shots to avoid excessive meat damage and run the risk of wounding animals.
Bag your meat don’t destroy it!