Originally Posted by GeronPG
Ok, I might be stepping in it but here goes: Really? "Any" bullet? Yes, you can give any bullet a flat nose with a grinder; you can also make any rifle or shotgun barrel shorter with a hacksaw. And maybe, sometimes, in certain circumstances, it might be a good idea. But why would you need to or want to? You'll certainly change the BC, probably negatively effect its accuracy, and its performance on game could and probably would be erratic, if it weren't constructed as a hunting bullet to start with. Why not buy (or cast) the right kind of bullet for the job at hand? Maybe I'm too serious about this, but to me, that's a huge part of being a responsible hunter.
" But why would you need to or want to? "
Ah--- glad you asked. I dont think it has much to do with responsibility... In my earliest
deer/hog hunting days as a teenager when I didnt have two nickels to rub together it was
all I could do to take the tips off FMJ 8mm mil surp ammo
that had lead core and by exposing the lead core in that manner those bullets expanded
quite well. I can tell you a lot of subsistence hunting is done even today with mil surp ammo....
As a matter of fact, a boat tail mil-surp fmj bullet shot backwards will put the biggest
whomp on a hog inside of 50 yards you could ever imagine.... similar to shotgun slugs.
I dont recommend for benchrest competition but at short range with iron sights it might
be better than any commercial hunting bullet on the market.