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    Reforming factory second bullets

    So I bought a bunch of factory second bullets. Most of them were just fine. Some were missing the plastic tips, but still usable. Some had the tips in backwards.
    So my question is about that last group. Would it be possible to cut the whole plast tip off, then reform the hollow point tip to make a slightly lighter bullet. Otherwise I can just clip the tip off and melt the lead out.

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    I would just cut the tip to make a flat point and shoot them. Might work great.

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    Yeah, I was probably over thinking the situation. It's not like it's going to really matter at 100 yards anyways.

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    I have removed the tip on 40 gr Vmax bullets used in my CZ 527 Hornet, as they were too long to load in the magazine. A pair of needle nose pliers and out they come. I can see no difference out of my Hornet doing this.

    I even took a pair of finger-nail clippers and nipped off the tips, then gently filed them smooth with a jewelers file. Again, they shoot perfect.

    The tips are so light, the weight difference is negligible on these .224" bullets.
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    We’re you planning on just making them hollow points? Or bumping them up in dia.


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