A hollow point projectile (sometimes abbreviated as “HP”), often has a lead core coupled with a copper jacket, but the tip of the projectile is cut down so the point of the round is hollow (hence the name). This has two main benefits: it causes the projectile to react in a predictable way when it encounters resistance, and it reduces how far the projectile will travel through objects that it hits.
For these reasons, hollow points are the favorite for defensive scenarios. They can be effective rounds for hunting, particularly for small game, but they will also ruin more of the meat than other options.
Contact Virtus Ammo today for more information about Hollow Point Projectiles.