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Post by 45idaho » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:45 am

You may not be able to produce a mold like this, but I have been thinking about trying to maximize bearing length and make a bullet stable at longer ranges. I know that bullets with large meplats (80%+) are not normally accurate at longer ranges. Is this because of how the bullet is weighted (more weight at the rear) or because of the shape (narrow at the front and wide at the rear to cause a weathervane effect) or a combination of both? If weight at the rear of the bullet has the most effect on accuracy and rotation would keep it stable, do you think a wadcutter with a hollow point would shoot worth a damned?

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Re: Wadcutters

Post by mtngun » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:34 am

I have always assumed that it is due to aerodynamics. I have never tried hollow pointing an unstable blunt bullet, so I don't know what would happen.

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