It's a simple fact: bullets that travel faster hit harder. The Hornady secant ogive, boattail spire point profile gives hunters the incredible speed and downrange energy they're looking for. The sharp point increases the SST's ballistic coefficient, making it faster and flatter shooting. On impact, the tip also initiates controlled expansion at all velocities. The Interlock Ring Ensures the core and jacket remain locked solid during expansion, so the SST retains the mass and energy needed for dramatic wound channels.