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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Benchrest, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by an article in Handloader:

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    hollowpoint2_zpsydfqqnkg.jpg

    Why? Keeps me out of trouble :D

    That, and curiosity :)

    I realize:

    Specific hardness will require a specific cut, moving a specific speed, to expand reliably. Feeding issues and nose collapse might plague initial trials. Concentricity influences accuracy.

    Concentricity seems the easiest, and last, issue to solve - bench top lathe :)

    I'll use QuickLOAD to calc load based on the bullet's new weight.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yer the man. Me, I'll just generally use a "long" unstable semi wadcutter going balls.
     
  3. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Well, there's that ;)
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Hey! as you are
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Are... Were.
     
  6. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Were assumes I was - I wasn't.

    Regardless, I have to go drill holes in bullets, I mean go to work :D
     
  7. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Those look good enough to eat!

    You going to get some pics after you've put them into some milk jug of water, or something else I hope?
     
  8. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mike - Yes, full documentation (I'll just edit the 1st post / add to it).

    I suspect the process, successful or otherwise, will take months :)
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    There was one? :D


    FYI- If you only edit the first post we won't get an email notification of any updates!
     
  10. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's pretty cool.

    I'd say you have too much time on your hands.:D
     
  11. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Noted!
     
  12. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tried that with some cast 320gr .459 bullets. Fired them from a .458S rifle, into 10, one gallon water filled milk jugs @ 1,450 fps. The first five jugs disintegrated and I picked a 200gr. slug out of the eighth one. :eek::eek::eek:

    Not something to go meat hunting with.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    beats dremeling an X into the nose :D
     
  14. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Zombies on the other hand...
     
  15. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    320gr.Bullets.jpg Hornady 350gr. Mod..jpg Fun...Fun...Fun.:p
     
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