DIY hollowpoint pics

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by isaaccarlson, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. isaaccarlson

    isaaccarlson Well-Known Member

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    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.

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    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.

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    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....
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    Round nose exit....
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    HP entrance....
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    HP exit....
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  2. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    What kind of accuracy are you getting?
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Performance of factory hollow-points is not sufficient?
     
  4. isaaccarlson

    isaaccarlson Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how accuracy is, as I did this at about 5 yards. I will test soon.
     
  5. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Try the segmenting winchester rounds....seem to do the same...
     
  6. isaaccarlson

    isaaccarlson Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. isaaccarlson

    isaaccarlson Well-Known Member

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    The homemade hollow points had the same accuracy as the original rounds. Slightly different POI, but good accuracy.
     
  8. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Higher or lower poi?
     
  9. isaaccarlson

    isaaccarlson Well-Known Member

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    A few inches lower at 150 yards. They have less weight and lower BC so they slow down faster. They seemed just as accurate.
     
  10. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Melt some candle wax into the hollowpoint....might help it alil.....