Repairing bullet points

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Wile E Coyote, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    How would one go about repairing damaged bullet points?

    Here's the story of why I ask. The other night I loaded 20 7mm RM cartridges topped with Berger 168 VLD bullets. When done, I noticed the tips were somewhat bent; not much, as if dropped and the tip struck the floor first at an angle. I know I didn't drop them and I checked the seating die to see if the bullet tip made contact with the stem - it does not. When I checked the rest of the orange box I found that many there were also dinged up.

    These bullets probably will be fine for my purposes as I won't be shooting them much over 4 or 500 yards. But I wouldn't want to shoot them any longer without repairing them.

    Does anyone have any tips or tricks to mending this problem or should I just load up and fire away? or just use them for foulers and the like?

    Thanks
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Checkout Kevin Cram's (MCR) meplat trimmer.

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  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Sinclair has a metplate uniformer. There was a discussion on this recent, do site search in up right corner.
     
  4. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    If you go through a box of Berger bullets and look really close you will find quite a few that are not "perfect". I think they are dings left from the bullet making process and my conclusions is if Berger is fine with it so am I but....... If I find one that is beyond the norm I straighten it up using a finger nail board you know like sand paper.
    They shoot plenty good so I don't give it much concern.
     
  5. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. I've looked at the mentioned tools and will keep them in mind.

    I've been shooting Bergers for a few years now and yes I agree the there are minor imperfections with tips in every box. These are just a bit more than the norm. I'm just going to touch up with a small file and go.

    Thanks again