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    Blunt ammo

    Am I the only one or are there others out there that purchase ammunition for hunting, only to get it home, open the box and find all the sharp points worn away?
    I like to have sharp ammo and seek the best from each box to use hunting. This is very frustrating. I don't want to file it down and change the ballistics, likewise I don;t want to heat them up for safety reasons.
    I use mainly .270 and .303 and they both come this way.
    I won't say which brand as I have no issue with the way they both work, I just wish they'd pack them on their bum so they don't rub the points off.
    Any bright ideas out there...........

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    pencil sharpener??
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    Sure you haven't bought round nose ammo? May be made like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000PA View Post
    Am I the only one or are there others out there that purchase ammunition for hunting, only to get it home, open the box and find all the sharp points worn away?
    I like to have sharp ammo and seek the best from each box to use hunting. This is very frustrating. I don't want to file it down and change the ballistics, likewise I don;t want to heat them up for safety reasons.
    I use mainly .270 and .303 and they both come this way.
    I won't say which brand as I have no issue with the way they both work, I just wish they'd pack them on their bum so they don't rub the points off.
    Any bright ideas out there...........
    Unless you are shooting long range targets, the ballistics aren't going to change much.
    Not worth worrying about.
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    It is in the centre of the projectile & will make very little difference ballistically out to 4-500 yards

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    I experimented with mag hammered soft points vs new(interlocks)
    no discernible change in groups 100y even 300y.

    at 650y seriously flattened ones were about a foot low of new.
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    Hi 100PA , What ammo types did you buy? Most over the counter standard softpoints if they are lead exposted tips wil lnot be sharp pointed. The plastic tipped ammo will be. Realy it wont matterm the speed the pills are ate travelling at, they will hit the beast and initiate mushrooming. so the prjectle is even less sharp. In the bad old days there weere alot of round nose and flat point ammo, they killed well.

    Do you want sharp ammo so it flies better maybe? The tip doesnt have alot to do with it, Ballistic co effiency does. Alot of the best flying ammo out there is hollow point, but we are about to go into a whole lot of fancy words.

    I dont think the points arent worn away, its more the way they are made if they are exposed lead tipped. I remember PMC were quite pointed. It wont matter really, use whats most accurate, the deer will die regardless

    If you are worreid about tipps deforning and you want a sharp straight flying pill, got for a long one, like the SST, Amax, Ballistic tips etc.
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    I was going to post something, but I shall refrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    I was going to post something, but I shall refrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000PA View Post
    Am I the only one or are there others out there that purchase ammunition for hunting, only to get it home, open the box and find all the sharp points worn away?
    I like to have sharp ammo and seek the best from each box to use hunting. This is very frustrating. I don't want to file it down and change the ballistics, likewise I don;t want to heat them up for safety reasons.
    I use mainly .270 and .303 and they both come this way.
    I won't say which brand as I have no issue with the way they both work, I just wish they'd pack them on their bum so they don't rub the points off.
    Any bright ideas out there...........

    Go hunting and don't worry about it then
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    Great advise friends, you're right once I stop to see it that way. I havn't missed a deer in 15 years and arn't going to start becomming obsessed about ammo now. I guess it seemed strange to me.
    I have shot out past300m with accuracy in the .270 and the .303 is only good in the bush at close range.
    Thank you all
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    im wondering why you would think about heating them up, which you said in your first post.
    if your thinking of annealing, that is done to a projectile, never a loaded round.

 

 

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