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Ace
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Posted - January 22 2021 :  6:50:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some time back, somebody on here (I think) had mentioned a little gizmo that you could slip a .22 cartridge in, and the bullet would protrude just a little bit; then you could file that little bit down and make a flat nose on it, and all of them would have an even flat point and keep the weight consistent. I've messed around with just filing the round nose off bullets, to give them a bit more whack (technical term) when they hit tree rats and talibunnies, but I'd like to be able to keep them a bit more uniform. A couple of my rifles are picky enough that if the flat part is off a bit, it pulls the POI off enough to maybe cause a miss or bad hit on the critter. Maybe I'm being a little too particular, but....could anybody here help me remember how to make that little gizmo?

(See, this is what happens when there's nothing to do and the mind wanders.) Ace

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Russ Larges
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Posted - January 22 2021 :  7:28:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim H. used the male air hose coupling to trim .22lr to a flat nose. I had a block of tool steel drilled and hardened to do the same thing many years ago. I think in some cases it made for a more accurate load. It really works on tree rats.
Russ

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RLS
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Posted - January 23 2021 :  1:35:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ace

Read this thread... http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28075

Jim's third post in the thread.


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Ace
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Posted - January 23 2021 :  4:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's the one I couldn't find for some reason. Thanks! A quick stop at Lowe's and some drill work, and off we go! Ace

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Ace
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Posted - January 26 2021 :  12:34:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was at the farm store today, picking up bird food, took a look at couplers to try for the flat-point conversion. Picked a brass adapter and a 3/8" nylon 'hose barb' coupler. The brass one is a bit too long, but the nylon one fits a .22 cartridge just fine. I'll have to saw it off a little for length, but I'll venture a guess it's gonna work just fine. If accuracy is acceptable after the flattening, it'll save me money on .22 ammo--I'm still occasionally seeing bulk stuff a little cheaper than Hollow Points, when I can find any at all. Ace

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Ben B.
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Posted - February 01 2021 :  4:28:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paco Kelly makes a few tools for modifying .22 heads. The ACU’RZR is the original set. I had it years ago when I was chasing .22lr accuracy, tried it out for a few months then sold it to the next guy who wanted to try it.

Search “Paco's Small Custom Tool Company“ for a look.

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Ace
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Posted - February 02 2021 :  11:10:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, that looks a whole lot easier than the hose barb and file. I'll be ordering one shortly. (Got confused looking at their order form; thought the price column was saying 5 for $.85, until it clicked that it is $5.85.)
Thanks for the reference. Ace

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RLS
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Posted - February 02 2021 :  1:06:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ace

Take a closer look at the price It is 85 dollars ($85.00) plus 6 bucks postage. Ninety-one bucks.

Rick
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Ace
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Posted - February 02 2021 :  5:43:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh. Guess I'll just get busy with the hose barb. And maybe clean my glasses... Ace

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Ben B.
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Posted - February 06 2021 :  5:52:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I looked into this a little more, seems there are a number of makers and sources for the bullet-shaping sets. I didn’t see any for less than $50.

A fella could always post a WTB on RFC for $25 and might score one.

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