Bonded doesn’t refer to the shape or design of the projectile, but rather to whether the soft core and hard outer jacket have been adhered together in some way. There are different ways of bonding the lead to the copper, but the resulting effect, whether you’re shooting bonded FMJ or bonded hollow point, is that the two components hold together and remain in one piece more effectively than non-bonded projectiles.
Read more about Bonded Projectiles testing in our article “True Velocity .308 Winchester vs. Federal Gold Medal Match, Sierra Matchking, and More: Testing Best Ammo at 100 and 700 Yards“.
Most hunters prefer bonded ammunition because it causes a deeper wound channel and more tissue damage. The result is an increased chance of downing an animal in hunting scenarios. Learn more about choosing the right hunting ammunition here.
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