The above design seem to be very common for the all in crazy hand cannon loads in .500 S&W where maximum weight and penetration is desired.
But the more I see them the more I think that it really does fit the profile for an extreme long range bullet. in .357 Mag/Maxi, .41 Mag or .44 Mag.
1. The ones above has a bore rider nose, but imaging a full diameter wadcutter with that length, sized to fit the throats with a slight, slight push fit.
2. Portion behind the crimp groove could be adjusted to a shorter length to get the desired case capacity for a hefty powder charge.
3. Nose could be hollowpointed (as in the pic) to move center of mass rearward increasing stability.
4. Despite the flat nose, the long bullet gets a very high BC for a handgun bullet.
Am I missing something? What does the typical long range WFN, LFN or SWC bullets have that win over a full diameter wadcutter that is more or less chamber cast?
And with long range accuracy I mean shooting groups out to 250-300 yards, not estimating a single shot based on the impact in the ground of the previous.