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the help of scientists involved with
Y-12 (of Manhattan Project fame) at
Oak Ridge, Tenn., developed them
for use on soft targets. DRT leases
the patent from Beal, producing the
bullets and ammunition.
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beginning with the gilding metal
jacket. Although the company
initially produced the jackets
in-house, it now purchases J4
jackets, which DRT Plant/Quality
Assurance Manager Dustin
Worrell explained "are held to
a consistent 0.0003" thickness."
Jackets for the handgun bullets
are still manufactured by DRT and
maintain the same tolerances as
the J4s.
More than a year of working
with the pharmaceutical industry
resulted in a 14-station rotary
machine capable of producing the
core-made of screened, highgrade materials. "We use two
metals to hold the core together,
and regardless of the base metal
selected, the cores are exact in
dimensions-length and diameter-and weight," explained
Worrell. The base metal is either
tungsten or copper, combined
with a second, undisclosed metal,
which is then compressed rather
than sintered or bonded. Why?
"We are trying to bust our bullets
into as many pieces, as small as
possible, so as to get them to slow
down and not exit," said Worrell.
"The reason is that we want to
cause as much damage as possible and keep the bullet inside
so that the energy that the bullet
brings impacts the animal in the
best place, the organs." The core
reportedly has 29 patents protecting its design.
According to Worrell, after the
core is inserted into the drawn,
cut-off jacket, a small-diameter
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