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4 years 5 weeks ago, 9:36 AM

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shaving bullet tips

If you have a ball point could you shave down the tip to make it a hollow point? And what could be tyhe negative results in doing this?

4 years 5 weeks ago, 9:41 AM

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negative results

imbalance which would degrade accuracy, and they might not function well in a semi-auto firearm.
My opinion is, don't do it. If you want hollow points, buy hollow points.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 10:55 AM

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agreed

unreliable expansion, feeding, accuracy and could cause bbl damage

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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Whorunit

Agreed, want hollow points, but hollow points!!!

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 1:29 PM

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drill 'em

out,piss on them,let them dry,load in a magazine,shoot 'em into bad guy,laugh uncontrollably over the money you have saved from buying real hollowpoints.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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Or miss completely

and wish you hadn't....LMO

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 3:12 PM

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I agree

with pissing on them

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 9:54 PM

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that allow you to make your own hollowpoints. Best to buy your own if you're talking about personal defense, but for screwing around, I've drilled my own as well as cutting cross notches in the bullets to pre-fragment them. Of course, I've also put mercury in hollow cavities and tried sealing it with wax. Doesn't work real well.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 11:08 PM

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Hollow Pts.

Do U have a drillpress?? U can drill them strate with 1. Why should have to buy real hp's??
They are 2 expensive!! If u wanna expirment,_____________knock yer self out!!
BTW, before drilling, get a small centerpunch for the nose of the bullet!! Make shure you get it strate!! (centered) then hit it with a 10oz. ballpin hammer!! this is what the pros. use!!
Happy shooting
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4 years 5 weeks ago, 1:15 PM

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much apperciated folks

thanks for the info. im not trying this it just popped into mind and i was wondering. thanks again

3 years 51 weeks ago, 1:34 PM

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Not the best

The other thing you have to remember is that manufactured hollow points have other design features than just the hollow point. Most have slits cut along the sides to help with the expansion. Just drilling a hole won't always make for, a straight even hole won't work well either, it needs to start wide and end small as well.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:17 PM

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But we sure as hell played around with shotgun shells and all kinds crap stuffed in them... lol

Kevin Croweman hit a few 22 rounds laying on a rock with a hammer down by the river one summer... once...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:41 PM

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you can do it

i have made bunch's of them,....and no 2 of them hit in the same spot. i also found that if you don't hollow out too much of the lead and leave a good edge for the ramp to feed the shells they will work pretty good. but that is just playing around, if your using them for protection i would buy them. there is a lot more to a hp than just a hole in a piece of lead. and you cannot duplicate that in your standard work shop. but it is fun to play if your carefull.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 12:20 AM

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If you have a drill press , even a small
table top you can make perfect hollow
points

make a jig to hold the bullet so every
one will be the same place.
Use a machine end mill and flatten the top.
Drill all you are going to do before changing
the set up.
Take the end mill out and replace it with a
center drill. set you depth on the drill press
and center drill all your bullets.
All Done, All The Same

But I worked in a machine shop nearly 30
years and have done this procedure
many times on machine parts.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 4:55 PM

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hp

yeah i have made quite a few, i suppose i did exagerate a whe tincy bit about the accuracy, but i did have a little trouble with it. my set up is not that accurate so i know why. the feed issue i thought i had fixed though. it isn't as good as store bought but i liked it, it was something i got to make and use, so it was fun. just the satisfaction of making a hp out of a piece of lead was worth it. your set up would do a lot better than mine so you could be more accurate.

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