GUYS, NO, they are saying the POLYMER TIP is designed to resist deformation while in flight and during handling. All ballistic tips are made to do this. Its the same principle with the POWDER BURNER BULLET VERSION. The tips are for aerodynamic purposes and they also start the initial deforming of the lead core. Predator Pellet BT's are the same way. Hard and don't really deform. But the difference with the PB BULLETS is again...........PB bullets are traveling 2000-4000 FPS. So in PB config, those poly tips do EXACTLY what they should do. ALSO, in the PB version of the poly tip, the lead is lower than the base of the POLY-TIP. So when the PT slams into flesh, there is an air gap between the base of the tip and the lead and that gap allows the tip to "SLAM" into the lead core therefore making the lead start its initial VIOLENT deformation into a mushroom.
On the NOSLER version of airgun slugs (.22-.25-.357)........the speeds are simply not high enough to create any REAL deformation as well as the SHAPE of the head being WRONG!. I would even go as far as to say even at 950-1000 fps, expansion would be very little. Just a guess but, I'd be willing to place a wager and admit i was wrong if i am. I will buy a tin and test them just like every other pellet.
IF found to be accurate, the only advantage with them that i can see is that they will have slightly HIGHER BC's than their DIABLO counterparts such as the Predators. But the PREDATORS are simply a force to be reckoned with and are proven in many a caliber. They also MUSHROOM PERFECTLY and quickly i might add.
NOTICE THE CAVITY IN THE HP BETWEEN THE HP AND THE POLYTIP. The gaps can be seen at the mouth and in the middle of the pellet just under the polytip base:
Notice in this pic how the pellet is MUSHROOMED while also leaving a polytip indention in the center of the base of the mouth of the pellet:
In this 20 cal Pred pic, notice how the poly tip (PT) is not deformed even though they impacted the gel at about 900 fps:
Heres the NOSLER VARMAGEDDON .224 bullet and its GAP cavities to aide exansion:
The Predator Poly Mags work because they are LIGHTLY built, they are proven to be accurate and, the poly tip actually sits INSIDE the HP cavity so when the Predator hits flesh, it can still open up as a HP. But the accuracy is improved cause the TIP slightly plugs up the HP cavity therefore aiding in accuracy and lethality buy allowing the pellet to drive deep while expanding and also keep the BC high. PREDATOR SHOULD REALLY GET MORE CREDIT THAN THEY HAVE GOTTEN. They are GENIUSES 4 producing these UNIQUE PELLETS. They took an idea from NOSLER and designed it into pellet form. No one else had done it and the current HP's like Crow Magnums suck for accuracy but are devastating WHEN it does hit. And GAMO just went "LIMP IN THE BRAIN" when they tried to make their own UNIQUE TIPPED pellets.