I have a hard time having faith in the notion that a very light projectile that sheds most of it's weight immediately will work.
It's different in every possible way. The Black Talon's talons stay attached, so they don't splinter off the way the G2RIP does. Black Talon results in a large fully-expanded hollowpoint with maximum diameter at the deepest part of penetration. The G2RIP's talons shred off, so only a caliber-diameter core base is present at the deepest part of penetration.How's that fundamentally different than a black talon?
I've asked for some for review.Would like to see some unbiased tests on it.
See, I agree totally -- while this may or may not be the next leap, I am glad that someone's out there trying to come up with the next leap. And I really like to see that they're working with machined bullets. For more than a century ammo designers have been limited to what can be accomplished by pouring lead into a mold; now with CNC machining they can design bullets that will do things that no poured-lead bullet could ever do. The Lehigh Defense Maximum Expansion is a great example of that; a round that expands to nearly 2" in diameter while still penetrating deeply. It's only possible because the bullet is cut by a machine to perform a certain way.It's stuff like this that keeps pushing the envelope of what we know and leading to better products. Not saying that this is a better product, just saying I am glad folks are constantly trying to make a better mousetrap. Who knows, could be the next best thing or just another product like DRT that looks good under specific circumstances and suck under most others.
How's that fundamentally different than a black talon?