During testing, this pellet showed 2 things: it wasn’t accurate, and it liked to slow down when it hit stuff. I am excited to report the results of the field test. And they are grim, so beware the nasty.

The design of this pellet is fairly interesting. By interesting, I mean it looks like it will annihilate anything that looks at it. Like a nuke for BB guns. The eastern gray squirrel union is literally attempting peace talks at my estate and has e-petitions for  demilitarization in the region. The thin ring around the deep hollow recess acts as a hole punch. Instead of poking a hole through tissue, it literally cuts it out…and that is just the start. Immediately after entry it opens up. As it opens up wider and wider the pellet pushes more and more tissie out of the way. All this in theory, of course.
The exciting tale of hunt

I entered my spot and saw a squirrel at about 25 yards at a steep angle. Shot said squirrel.

Instant kill. Pellet entered right shoulder and stopped under the skin on its back. Yes, there is blood on the exiting side, but the pellet did not exit.

Pardon my skinning job. Made a rookie mistake. You probably can’t make out much here.

How about now? Rib cage is partially vaporized. Heart and lungs are visible. Cut spinal cord appears to be most harmful event. Heart untouched. Lungs partially turned to black goop.

About a half inch hole.

Washed up.

Recovered pellet

From another angle

Summary

While this pellet wasn’t accurate enough for my standards to be used for hunting, this dumps all its energy on target and creates a wound channel twice the size of a non expanding pellet. This makes it more forgiving. All in theory, of course. I may have to revisit the Beeman Crow Magnum to “gather more data”.

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