Originally Posted by groper
Once i have settled on a design, its a simple process to order some custom dies and get started
I'd stick with the typical open point as a start as things aren't going to be as "simple" as you may think. There are certain to be challenges/hurdles along the way. Remember that "there ain't no free lunch".
Proper jacket design will be tricky. There should be little tendency for dusting if the bore they are shot in is constructed properly. A bullet with that diameter should be fairly forgiving.
The RBBT introduces some stress points if not done correctly. There's not much that can be said against a Berger type boat tail.
Look at Nosler Solid Base jacket design. They hold up very well in a very tough barrel configuration. A better boat tail will help them out. Though there must be a reason their boat tail is so dinky.
Also be a bit conservative with the ogive/point length. I've shot some that break off in the media. Note these were Aluminum tips but still broke off behind the tip shank. BC ain't everything.
I'm looking forward to your success with this project. Selfishly so. I have a super hooty 375 in the final building stages and a BC much greater than 0.8xx is what that cartridge is waiting for.
My bucket list has a dead rock, one shot, 3k+ towards the bottom.