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A solid bullet is designed for deep and straight penetration. The tradeoff is that while the bullet penetrates deeply, there’s no expansion and a relatively small wound channel. Federal’s new Premium Safari Cape-Shok ammo looks to solve this problem by adding a polymer tip to the bullet that falls off when it hits a game animal.

The shaped tip of the bullet (after the polymer tip is removed) is designed to create a hydraulic effect inside the animal and build a larger wound channel. The new rounds will be expensive, but if you’re already throwing down for an African safari a few extra dollars for ammo shouldn’t bother you.