Re: Meplat trimming & bullet tipping?
Always amazing to read generalizations about hunting needs, as though LESS than for competition....
Hunting, espescially when it involves long range shooting, demands far more attention to details to be successful. Hunting shots require REAL accuracy,, without sighters, foulers, barrel temp stabilization, wind flags, benches, benchrests, stools, and with guns that can be carried & fired from any condition required to meet the challenge -at any abstract range.
Now, what anyone competing and actually representing competition should be aware of, is that the devil in LR shooting is WIND DRIFT VARIANCE.
This is the ultimate variable in long range shooting, and it's what provides potential in bullet uniforming.
Meplats have a large affect on BC, which has a large affect on wind drift. Shooters cannot consistently account for wind drift, so reducing every variable possible(other than actual wind) is a worthy endeavor. It can extend your single shot accuracy range, regardless of what competitors think about it...