Bullet Types

The bullet shape (front and back), bullet material, and various bullet coatings all affect the bullet flight, impact, and firearms cleaning.

Nose Shape

The bullet nose shape affects what happens upon impact. The nose of the bullet may be:

Tail Shape

The bullet tail shape affects the flight of the bullet. The tail shape of the bullet may be:


Raw lead can foul the barrel, and so a different metal coating helps to keep the firearm barrel from building up lead deposits. The jacketing of the bullet may be: