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Posted: 9/15/2003 4:44:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2003 5:02:27 PM EDT by dacat]
I had some Malaysian fmj a few years ago that was not fragmenting when shot into water filled gallon milk jugs. Ok, once in a while it did.

I trimmed off 1 mm or less off tip of bullet and then smoothed it with dremel for feeding. This resulted in exploding jugs every time.

I know accuracy is less and if you take too much off, the core can separate from the jacket while in barrel. But these rounds fed and worked great for close range fun.

I now have some Q3131a and XM193 thanks to info I received here about good rounds. These frag most of the time on jugs, and are good enough as is.

I am wondering if trimming these might shorten the "neck" and make them frag faster or better or be unsafe? Sure worked on the other stuff. Btw that Malaysian smells bad too, do not want more.

I have a few V-max, 69 and 77 grain hp's, but do not have funds for a lot of them. I realize these are better. thanks
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 5:13:26 AM EDT
The only downside to doing what you mentioned is a possible jacket seperation. I wouldn't do it. Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 6:29:33 AM EDT
Great way to goose egg your barrel. Don't do it. Meplat-
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 6:57:01 AM EDT
The Russian Hollow point ammo is manufactured in this way with a hollow tip and open base. The difference may be that they use thick jackets that are made of a type of "steel". Funny enough, I was in a gun shop the awhile back and actually saw an apparatus that drilled holes in the tips of FMJ bullets. I've snipped hundreds of PMC FMJ bullets, which make very nice HPs because they have a hollow cavity at the tip and have never experienced a problem (this is only snipping a very small piece off the top). That said, there probably is a risk with doing this and I don't want to be the one to post that my barrel blew up because of using snipped ammo. So after over 500 successful rounds of snipped HP I've discontinued this practice. For milspec 193, I really don't think it is needed. This is a completely mixed emotion post, take it for what you paid for it. [:D]
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 11:19:59 AM EDT
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