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Thread: Expansion and penetration?

  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by fredj338 View Post
    If you are casting that soft, you want a shallow cup point for best support of the hollow point as it expands.
    Hi Fred,

    Could you elaborate a bit on “shallow?” Half cup diameter? Also, I’m not set on the 25:1 alloy but it seemed to be about right based on the testing pics I’ve seen of yours here and at hollow point molds website. Thanks.

  2. #42
    I’m sorry, I just realized Outpost has already answered this. Apologies. And thanks.

  3. #43
    Also just found this gem from Outpost in the archives. It’s coincidental that you reference the Gold Dot in here as one of my first thoughts when I set out on this project was that I wanted a 350 grain boolit that expands like a GD. Anyway, thanks again for sharing your experiences. I’ve found my HP design. Click image for larger version. 

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check