Just an " FYI " for anyone interested in tinkering with " .22 Rimfire Bullet Modification ; Hollow Point/ Flat Point / Cup Point /..." ?
I'm currently living in an apt, .. space is a bit cramped, which restricts many of my " Tinkering Projects ".
D Rock Bullet Modification System: Hollow Point / Cup Point / Flat Point.
SGB Bullet Trim Tool: Filed Flat Points
I just received (1/21/12) my new " D-Rock Bullet Modification System Die/Tools ", & set them up along side a hallway wall ( Table space 24 x 20 ).
D-Rock Tool/Die & Adapter Plate on ENCO Arbor Press.
D - Rock Arbor Adapter Plate.
Lft - Rt:
SGB Trim Tool : .940 / .860 / .800 .
CNC : (2) Aluminum Loading Blocks.
D- Rock : Modification System Adapter Plate.
ENCO : Arbor Press.
D- Rock : White plastic Loading Block.
D- Rock : Modification Bullet Sizer Die , (6) Forming Rod(s) & Collar(s), inside Plastic Storage Case.
Reference Material : Rifleman's Guide To Rimfire Ammunition.
OK, I admit it. I'm stumped. Why do you need to change the nose configuration of factory-loaded ammunition
Well, most folks try testing several different brands of .22 LR Ammo, in their " Rifles ", to see what groups best ... ?
Others , might like to use the same accurate ammo ( Rnd Nose ? ) for " Hunting ", with a modification , possibly as a " Hollow Point " ?
And then , there are some folks hoping on improving a " Marginal " ( Less Expensive ) Ammo , into something better, by " Tinkering " with it a bit !!
" ME ", I just like tinkering with them.. It's a " Hobby ".. nothing more, nothing less
Another Type/Make of Modification Tool : Reviewed by Gunblast
Please review the above link, which provides a pretty good description of " What & Why ".. better than I could...
p.s; I also have a " Paco Tool "
Thanks! Every once in a while, I accidentally learn something new.
When I shoot those bullets out of that yellow box of aguila in my 10/22 they already all make a 1/4" moa group at 50 yards. Is it really worth messing with them?
Well, this is the closest thing to " Reloading " for Rimfires !!
IMHO: It has alot to do, ... with " Consistenly Resizing / Reforming " the Bullet Diameters .. on less expensive Ammo.
Hey, it's not for everyone .... ?
I currently only play with " Bolt Action Rifles ".
It might not work well for semi-autos (Oversized Bullets , & chambering issues) ... ?
Believe me, I'm not one to question why hunters/loaders do much of anything as any reason is good enough. Kind of like adding a new gun to the arsenal. No good reason for it but what it hell...why not!
Do keep us informed on what you find out!
BTW what rifle/barrel/twist etc do you use and what prompted you to take on this project? What do you hope to achieve?
Just for a clarification: There's really no sense in trying to improve " Expensive Match Ammo " or ammo that is extremely accurate in your partiicular Rifle.
However,... if you already have a particular " Match Ammo " ( Accurate ammo ) you could Modiify it for " HUNTING " ; i.e : Hollow Point / Flat Point .. ?
I intially started off tinkering with a " Paco Tool ", after reading an article a few years back. It lacked the fine tuning: Adjustments/ Length.
I also have a " Neal Waltz Tool ", which I really liked.. But, I somehow misplaced the two forming Rods.. I feel like a
I'm hoping to re-locate them ..?
I decided to order the " D Rock Tools ", as a replacement, & it has more " Forming Rod Options "..
Here's another informational link, comparing the Three Best known, Modification Tools.
Neal Waltz, Paco Kelly , D Rock:
I now own all three
My personal agenda : I was attempting to " Modify " ; Aguilas SSS 60 ( Shorten / Reform ) enough to reliably stabalize , using one of my standard 1-16 twist Barrels .
I also hope to achieve some measurable improvement in accuracy (?) , trying to stay under " Subsonic Velocity ".. ?
I'll trim the Bullets ( Aguilas SSS 60 Grn : -5 / -10 grns ) with the " SGB TOOL " ( File & Shorten ) , and then attempt to reform ( Swage ; Diam / Reform Tip ) the Bullet using the " D Rock Tool ".
TEST RIFLES : Rem 40X / Win 52D / Rem 540 XR / Rem 513T / Savage NRA 19 / H & R M12 / Martini 12-15 / Kimber 82G / Savage MK1 FVT.
I've been playing with this project, on and off, for over a year , as a casual Hobby