Dead Right There? Nope. Dynamic Research Technologies. Its the name of a company that makes ammunition using bullets built with compressed, powdered metal technology. I’ll be shooting a deer with this ammo next week using a .223 Rem., AR styled rifle. (Its not a hunt, the deer will be behind a fence. A big fence, but still a fence.) I tested this ammo last year in my home-made gelatin blocks and the now, almost defunct Bullet Test Tube. Here was the way I concluded that article that was published in NRA’s Shooting Illustrated magazine:
These tests should eliminate concerns that the powdered metal DRT bullets will be unable to pass through bone or solid intermediate barriers without completely coming apart. I feel confident they will not create shallow surface wounds or fail to penetrate deep enough to reach vital organs like some assume powdered metal bullets will do. I would really like to participate in an animal culling operation with DRT ammo to gain a better understanding. Short of that, we can only speculate on real world terminal performance, or, trust the Mandrell sisters.
Maybe by late next week we will know the answer. One of my first complaints with these bullets was that DRT keeps their content a secret. Sorry, I’m not shooting things I might eat with bullets made out of an unknown material. Even if they claim it to be non-toxic. Maybe now DRT is ready to reveal just what type materials they are using.
If nothing else, Irene Mandrell is supposed to be there. As a spokesperson for DRT I’m sure she will be singing their song. Maybe we’ll get lucky and she will sing something else for the writers (Mark Olis – Grandview Media, Jim Shepard – The Outdoor Wire, Buck Pope – Gunworld and me.) in attendance.