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The table below applies to bullets in a hunting scenario. Columns 1 to 4 deal with the terminal performance aspects of the bullet types, 5 to 8 deal with accuracy and the ability to place the shot correctly and 9 to 11 include other considerations. Points are assigned in each category on the basis of 1 for the worst in the category and 5 for the best. Choose the criteria that are of importance to you and total the score to indicate the best choice.

 
  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.  
Bullet Type Low Impact Speed Terminal Performance Reliability High Impact Speed Terminal Performance Reliability Linear Penetration Reliability Meat Bruising Centre of Gravity Run Out Bullet Shape Uniformity Trajectory  Wind Drift Barrel Wear, Heat Soak, Throat erosion Bore Fouling, Shot String Length, Ease of Cleaning Lead Fragment Toxicity Total
Jacketed Lead Mil Ball 1 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 24
Jacketed Lead Match Hollow Point 4 1 2 1 3 4 2 2 2 3 1 25
Jacketed Lead Soft Nose 4 2 3 2 2 3 1 1 2 3 1 24
Bonded Core Jacketed Lead 4 3 4 3 2 3 1 1 2 3 2 28
Partitioned Bonded Core Jacketed Lead 5 4 4 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 32
Solid Shank Bonded Lead Core 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 37
Swaged Monometallic Copper Hollow Point 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 1 5 42
Turned Monometallic Copper Hollow Point 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 5 49
Turned Monometallic Alloyed Copper with Nose Insert 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 4 5 49
Swaged Monometallic Copper Hollow Point with Grooves 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 2 5 43
Turned Monometallic Copper Hollow Point with Grooves 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 5 49
Turned Monometallic Copper Hollow Point with Drive Bands 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 53
Bullet Type Low Impact Speed Terminal Performance Reliability High Impact Speed Terminal Performance Reliability Linear Penetration Reliability Meat Bruising Centre of Gravity Run Out Bullet Shape Uniformity Trajectory  Wind Drift Barrel Wear, Heat Soak, Throat erosion Bore Fouling, Shot String Length, Ease of Cleaning Lead Fragment Toxicity Total


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