Tipping the meplate will make them more consistent, and increase BC.
Trimming the meplate make them more consistent, and decrease BC.
The BC change either way is not huge, though.
Many go through this, but I've just let them be what they are. A project coming up with 140 gr Hybrids will be developing a great load, play with seat depth, get DOPE out to 800 yards, THEN load the recipe with tipped bullets to see if the tipping is worth messing with. That will only be if it shaves a couple tenths Mil off of 500 yards and beyond, and therefore shaving some wind hold off. If it doesn't significantly help BC, I am not going to mess with tipping.
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