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Old 12-22-2011, 06:00 PM
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DIY hollowpoint pics

These are the jaws I use for making the hollow points. They grip well without damaging the bullet and they don't squeeze the rim.

The on on the left was shot into a jug of water and the one on the right was shot into a half frozen jug of water. Both were hollow point. The far right is what they look like after they come out of the lathe. The original is next to it. They are very explosive. I want to try making the hole shallower but going deeper with a smaller diameter channel to keep the bullet together longer. The nose opens up and then comes off and the base keeps going.

I shot some unfrozen pumpkins to do a little testing. The hollow points were explosive to say the least. I opened the pumpkins to see if I could find the nose sections. All I found was shredded seeds and tiny lead shrapnel.

Round nose entrance....

Round nose exit....

HP entrance....

HP exit....
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:28 PM
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Re: DIY hollowpoint pics

What kind of accuracy are you getting?
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:07 PM
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Re: DIY hollowpoint pics

Performance of factory hollow-points is not sufficient?
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:44 PM
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Not sure how accuracy is, as I did this at about 5 yards. I will test soon.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:37 PM
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Try the segmenting winchester rounds....seem to do the same...
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:35 PM
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I don't like to shoot copper plated rounds and they are loud. I would be using some hyper velocity ammo if I could get past the copper and noise. It seems the copper plated hyper velocity fouls barrels.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:45 PM
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Re: DIY hollowpoint pics

The homemade hollow points had the same accuracy as the original rounds. Slightly different POI, but good accuracy.
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