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Old 03-02-2008, 08:53 AM
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Default Home made hollowpoints

One of Gitano's threads gave me this idea and I also remember Drinksgins talking about doing something similar.

History:
Gitanos question about which caliber and why from.323-.375 was answered by me in favor of big for want of getting elk down faster with a big hole.

Purpose:
Getting elk is something I really want to do but also can not afford a new rifle right now. I own two 45-70 so why not throw a .458 chunk of lead I figures.

Problem:
Rain bow trajectory
Best by the tables I see for a cast bullet is a hunting zero hold range of 150 yards, I want to push that out to 300.
I have a rolling block Argentine and a falling block sharps replica out of Italy.

Idea:
Use my existing molds of 405 flat point or 340 falt point to make a hollow point by drilling out the centers. Get more velocity, shoot further flatter.

Or buy jacketed factory soft flat points and drill them for hollow point and get even more velocity.

Questions for the general info return.
1. Which action will let me use the highest pressure in pursuit of velocity?
2. What would be the max diameter and depth I can hollow a bullet before it comes apart under shooting?
Which rifle action will withstand the most pressure thus produce the most velocity.

Possible solutions:
Shoot what I can and let the others along take the areas out side my euipment comfort zone.
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