Cut FMJ Bullets

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Cut FMJ Bullets

#1 Post by Rifleman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:56 pm

I've heard of people cutting the tip off of FMJ bullets to make hunting bullets, I figured I'd give it a try.

Snipped the Tip Off of FMJ Bullets

I concluded I needed to cut more off of the tip; so the next day I tried just that.

Snipped the Tip Off of FMJ; 2

I thought for sure it would make a splash, but it really didn't do much at all. Maybe on a deer it would be more explosive?

One thing though, they were accurate. Of those 3 shots, the first missed because of a scope adjustment error; those shots have the same POI, as the unmodified FMJ.

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Re: Cut FMJ Bullets

#2 Post by EdinCT » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:56 pm

That was popular after WW2 until some cores shot through because the bottoms were open. That left a jacket in the bore and the next shot burst the barrel.
Buy some soft points for hunting the deer deserve it.

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Re: Cut FMJ Bullets

#3 Post by Rifleman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:11 pm

EdinCT wrote:Buy some soft points for hunting the deer deserve it.
Yeah, I actually wasn't going to use them. I'm not allowed here in Ohio anyway.
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Also... what part of my posts and/or videos lead you to believe I thought it was preforming adequately?
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If the bullet wasn't bonded or it was cut passed the ogive, I could see core separation. I should shoot one into the trough to see what it looks like.

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Re: Cut FMJ Bullets

#4 Post by piller » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:30 pm

How much Mohel are you going to snip from the tip? Do you do it BRISkly or slowly? Do you do it with ceremony?
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Re: Cut FMJ Bullets

#5 Post by EdinCT » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:40 am

Rifleman,
Sorry after rereading my reply it seemed a little harsh. I drilled M1 carbine shells when I was a kid until dad caught me anyway:) Never saw any improvement.
This is why I thought you were considering hunting with them.

I've heard of people cutting the tip off of FMJ bullets to make hunting bullets, I figured I'd give it a try.
Maybe on a deer it would be more explosive?

That said I have seen old timers take a FMJ and carefully use a dremel to cut 4 slots out on nose leaving the tip intact. I am not recommending it is said to work some what.

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#6 Post by Nath » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:45 pm

A gamekeeper friend of mine over here use to buy ball 223 and cut the tips off so they stopped fox's better. Did it for years.

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Re: Cut FMJ Bullets

#7 Post by Rifleman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:58 pm

I tried again today shooting into the trough; I got some expansion and hydraulic shock.

Snipped the Tip Off of FMJ; 3

That was a lot snipped off the tip, I don't know how well it will shoot; I'll have to try it at distance.

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