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Filing down FMJ'S bullets

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: Filing down FMJ'S bullets

Wow. Glad to know I am not the only person with a warped sense of curiosity about stuff like this.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: Filing down FMJ'S bullets

My grandfather and I used to snip the tips the take a drill and turn them into hollowpoints. Guess I can't attest to accuracy one way or another.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:44 PM
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I have seated FMJ bullets backwards so it was a flat based bullet with a rather large soft point.
Killed pig wonderfully well. Shot about 4" group at 100y.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:00 PM
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Re: Filing down FMJ'S bullets

Worked well for me years ago. If you are hand loading weigh the bullets and adjust the charge accordingly. And they do make a good cavitation path in the vitals in a deer.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:59 PM
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Re: Filing down FMJ'S bullets

I had a bunch of 180's that I made into 170 lever gun bullets the same way. 30-30 is
slow but they shot great.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: Filing down FMJ'S bullets

I have videos of me shooting FMJ bullets with the tips cut off; here is the latest one.


To cut to the chase; I needed to trim off more than I thought it would take, and they are amazingly accurate. Using the 30-06 and the 30-30 at 250 yards, the altered bullets had the same POI as the unaltered ones.
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