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Old 12-09-2004, 10:36 PM
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Re: cleaning up SMK bullet tip?

All I know is that I saw Tom Beringer do it in that movie Sniper, so I've been doing it ever since. Just kidding. Good point though. No pun intended. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:57 PM
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Re: cleaning up SMK bullet tip?

I beleive www.montourcountyrifles.com will take you to a good spot. If not do a search for them.. kevin makes "meplat" trimmers for many calibers for a ~$60
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:46 AM
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Re: cleaning up SMK bullet tip?

Dr John:
I dont think there is any need to clean up the meplat of SMKs,custom bullets by Berger and JLK feature the same ragged tips.Back in 2000, when i shot competitive benchrest, prior to a range session iwas unable to aquire Bergers or JLKs and settled for a box of 68grn 6mm SMKs. With these i proceaded to shoot a screamer of 0.068" the best i have ever done,witnessed by the range secretary this would have been a new British record, had been shot in a match. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:34 AM
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Re: cleaning up SMK bullet tip?

CP,
Out to 300 yards, maybe even 500 or so the tip diferences probably don't effect group size enough to worry about. I do know for a fact that inconsistant BC from this variation will cause a certain amount of vertical stringing at distances of 1000 yards or more.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:24 AM
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Re: cleaning up SMK bullet tip?

I have a 6.5 tool from tooley if anyone is interested--only trimmed 20 bullets.

40 shipped.

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Old 12-15-2004, 09:27 AM
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Re: cleaning up SMK bullet tip?

I'm convinced,(did'nt need much persuading, cos i love gadgets) is there a universal tool which will suit all bullet sizes and are there any manufacturers of these tools who ship internationally. I must admit that myself and my group of shooting friends consider our selves knowledgable precision shooters, but we had never heard of this one, even from the formal 1000yd boys. Anything that can improve our accuracy is of value.

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