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    Default WTB = hollow pointing tool for lead bullets?

    Anyone know for sure where to find a bullet hollow-pointing tool and for what calibers? Only interested in center fire pistol calibers to avoid buying another mould. Any comment on using them?

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    seems to me that I saw them in the Midway USA catalog? I have not used them, but do have a hollow point Lee mould for 230gr rn .452 bullets that I used quite a bit. The effectiveness of your hollow point bullets will depend directly on your velocity and alloy composition. too fast and they can pretty much disintigrate, same for too soft. Too hard or slow and they dont really do anything.

    Out of my 45 Colt at about 900fps an alloy that gives you a bn hardness number under 10 seems to work about the best...

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    Default If you have a Forster case trimmer

    they sell a hollow pointing tool that works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandy View Post
    they sell a hollow pointing tool that works very well.

    i think that was the one I was thinking about....
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    Drill bit in a press works pretty good. Just eyeball it and use a drill stop. Did it more than a few times and being off center a little didnt seem to affect accuracy.
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