Bullet alterations



I like to shoot Barnes X bullets for hunting. However, they don't make the 6.5 bullet I would prefer. Do you know anyone who is set up to lathe turn bullets? What I am interested in is taking Barnes 130 grain 6.5 bullets, and reduce them in length and create a boat-tail. I would want a finished weight of 123-125 grains.

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Aug 22, 2003
From what I know you have to cut the whole bullet in the lathe, otherwise you will never get it centered properly again. Any asymmetry and your accuracy is gone. I could be wrong.


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Feb 19, 2004
forget the barnes and get in the groove.the groove bullets are more accurate and a better hunting bullet.i think the 6.5 is in the 120 range.they're a new size and not sure if they're released yet but will be soon. #1 whitetail

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