I've been itching to start reloading some 556 but one of the biggest issues as most people know is that you can't shoot FMJ at most ranges. To bypass this issue, I am starting to think of possibly making my own hollow point 556 bullets. I managed to come by a lube sizer for dirt cheap, I have a hot plate and an old pot, and the ingot molds seem pretty easy to come by (as well as the other small accessories). However, I cannot find a 556 hollow point bullet mold anywhere. If anyone could point me in the right direction, or let me know why these don't exist, I would greatly appreciate it!!
A hollow point serves no purpose on a CAST bullet going over 1800fps; they will expand just fine without,
besides, a HP would severely limit the top velocity the cast bullet could be fired out without self-vaporiZing.
This will be my first batch of 223/556. I will be using CFE 223 powder and 55 grain bullets, 25 grains with about 3,100 fps.
3100 fps cast ? hope you know what you are doing; too soft of alloy and these will vaporize soon as they exit the barrel.
You will need gas-checks going over 1600fps, which will make making these tiny bullets a pain;
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