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Filing Your Bullets

Postby Shepard » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:41 am

If you have a bullet that is .1-.2 gr over weight -- whats the opinion on using a small finger nail file to remove a little metal off the base of the bullet to bring it into spec.
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Re: Filing Your Bullets

Postby 0933 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:47 am

I would just shoot them Jerry... even .2 grains is 1/10 of 1%. That's pretty miniscule. Even weighing powder charges to the nearest tenth of a grain your velocity SD is going to be bigger than that.
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Re: Filing Your Bullets

Postby Grimstod » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:49 pm

Some use the Forster hollow point uniformers to remove metal. But the majority just sort them. Save the ones out of speck for fowling shots or to get on paper.
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