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Old 09-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jerryjjackson69 View Post
FYI, the "nipple" on First Strike rounds was done so that most of the impact would be forced onto that one small area, increasing the likelihood of a break instead of a bounce at long range. The projectile still collapses, so its not a dangerous point or anything, it's simply designed to improve long range breakage. I don't know if it negatively impacts flight characteristics or not.
On what basis are you asserting this? Is this your theory or, do you have a reliable source you can name?

I'm asking because, of the many I have closesly examined, the vast majority of the nipples do not have the consistency (in height, thickness or, roundness) one would associate with an intentionally molded feature. Furthermore, they often have paint residue around them one would expect for something that was sealed while containing the fill.
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