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Question 1: These were the first ________, and in addition to developing higher velocities, they also expanded significantly upon impact.
Hollow-point bullet.303 BritishBallistic gelatinBlack Talon

Question 2: [7] However, it was soon noticed that such small caliber rounds were less effective at wounding or killing an enemy than the older large caliber soft lead ________.
AmmunitionBullet.303 BritishCartridge (firearms)

Question 3: Early bullets were typically made in the form of spheres of nearly pure ________, which is a very soft material.

Question 4: Such bullets are sometimes known as Dum-dum or dumdum bullets, after an early British example produced in the Dum Dum Arsenal, near Calcutta, ________ by Captain Neville Bertie-Clay.
Lok SabhaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementIndiaResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 5: Soon after the introduction of ________ to firearms, full metal jacket bullets were introduced to prevent lead fouling in the bore caused by the higher pressures and velocities when used with soft lead bullets.
BallistiteGunpowderSmokeless powderCordite

Question 6: The adoption of ________ allowed the use of longer, heavier bullets, but these were still typically constructed of soft lead and would often double in diameter upon impact.
Internal ballisticsFirearmCartridge (firearms)Rifling

Question 7: These were not the first expanding bullets, however; hollow point expanding bullets were commonly used for hunting thin skinned game in ________ as early as the mid 1870s.
ShotgunCartridge (firearms)Elephant gunExpress (weaponry)

Question 8: Express rifles used larger powder charges and lighter bullets than typical for the time to achieve very high velocities for ________ cartridges.
CannonGunpowderEarly Modern warfareEngland

Question 9: Within the ________, the Dum Dum arsenal produced its now infamous solution - the jacketing was removed from the nose of the bullet, creating the first soft point bullets.
British RajIndian Army during World War IIndian Army during World War IIIndian Army (1895–1947)

Question 10: There are many expanding bullet designs, though the most commonly encountered are the ________ and the soft point bullet.
.303 BritishBallistic gelatinHollow-point bulletBlack Talon

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