For years our family has used hollow based wad cutters pressed in backwards as a defensive pistol round. Many people try to “poo-poo” this as ineffective and a novelty load that has no place in today’s world of firearms. I ran across this video that really shows the effectiveness of inverting a bullet as a defensive load. The creator of the video does not call it a “defensive load,” but that is how I perceive this being used.
Interestingly enough, in this video you will see the creator use a normal .308 bullet and not some hollow base, cast bullet for demonstration. I would think that the hollow based, cast type bullets would definitely end up damaging the target much more.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Now that I am set up as well as I am for reloading again I will do a few posts on my own loads and creations in the future. Keep checking back.