Posted On: 9/30/11
A: The name is LeadLess, which might lead you to think that the bullet was lead-free, but it is not. Traditional FMJ bullets have the jacket starting at the nose of the bullet and coming to an end at the base, with the lead core exposed at that point. These bullets have the jacket beginning at the base and coming to an end at the nose, with the lead core exposed at that point. The idea is that the traditional bullet design allows lead to be vaporized by the expanding gases which come in to contact with the core, while the FNEB bullet prevents this from occurring because the jacket is essentially "on backwards." In addition, the load has a lead-free primer, which also cuts down on shooter exposure to heavy metals. It would perform identically to a 230gr FMJ lead core bullet from an external ballistics standpoint.