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#5579905 - 02/03/15 08:54 AM why trim the bullet heads??
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looking at this and just wondering why you would want to do this to your bullets?


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#5579929 - 02/03/15 09:04 AM Re: why trim the bullet heads?? [Re: daniel1381]
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Uniformity. Most are going to vary some so length a bc vary.
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#5579954 - 02/03/15 09:13 AM Re: why trim the bullet heads?? [Re: daniel1381]
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so is it really worth doing ?
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#5579961 - 02/03/15 09:17 AM Re: why trim the bullet heads?? [Re: daniel1381]
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It makes the tip more consistent. It also lowers the BC, since it widens and flattens out the tip.

I use a Widden bullet tipping die for my 6.5mm 140 VLD's. It closes up the hollow point, which makes it more uniform and increases the BC. I gained right at 5" less drop at 600 yards with a tipped bullet compared to a non-tipped bullet. And it shot slightly tighter groups. My G7 BC went from .313 to a .323 G7 increase, which is just over a 3% increase in BC. This was with my 260 Rem at some faster speeds. Now I just load the factory bullet, since I haven't taken the time to point them. I'd recommend pointing the bullet over trimming the point, though.
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#5584673 - 02/05/15 03:51 PM Re: why trim the bullet heads?? [Re: daniel1381]
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For the average shooter that is shooting at 200 yards or less and isn't competing for something, it is not necessary.
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