Gentleman, Lookin for some advice here on Hoover's Meplat trimmer and pointing die system for a .338 lapua. I have researched these trimmers and pointing dies and want first hand experience. I currently run 300 grain SMK's and they all vary with meplats and I am wondering how this effects my groups. I know if you trim the meplats you lose some BC because the meplat gets wider at the tip, but then they make the pointing system which takes the bullet to a point. The trimmer is around $125.00 and the pointing system is $250.00. For this investment will it really make that much of a difference? That is a lot of coin to put up and I woudl hope to see results on paper. I have only been shooting the .338 for the past 2-3 months and have taken it out to 400 yards thus far with good results 0.50 MOA consistently and am about to apply for membership at a 1,000 yard range where the trimmer and pointing die will probably have better results the further out I go. I am mainly wondering at what range will the trimmer and pointing system start to show superior and what real world increase in accuracy at what yardage have users experienced? Also, instead of dropping $375.00 for both, would one or the other suffice and what accuracy could one expect just using one at a specified yardage over not perfoming this function to the bullet at all?