He’s going on about getting rounds on target, and in a number of the targets, one or more fragments clearly misses. If everything is tethered together, the missing mass is going to seriously affect the terminal performance of the bit that hits, as they will counter any penetration. They’re not clear that the tether is supposed to break, so I’ll assume that it does. (If it doesn’t, how do you expect to penetrate a rib cage?)
If it does break, for those fragments that do hit, penetration is related to mass – the heavier you are, the deeper you’ll go. You have a third of the mass of your normal bullet, so you’ll be penetrating a lot less. It’s also an irregularly shaped projectile striking at a horrible orientation, which isn’t going to help. Also, those fragments that missed are now a downrange liability.
I find it interesting that they made this bullet starting in 2009, yet provide no terminal performance information whatsoever. I suspect the reason why is, “because it sucks.” In addition, because you’re spreading out the fragments form your point of aim, if you target the center of mass of the target, you’re going to hit the periphery of the target, which will miss the vital structures you need to disrupt.
I’ll stick with my jacketed hollowpoints and 00 buck.