.20 cal Bullet Pointing Die?

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by SHall, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. SHall

    SHall Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    212
    Does anyone make a Bullet Pointing (Tipping) die for .204 HP Match bullets? Thanks, Samuel Hall
     
  2. Prose

    Prose

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2017
    Messages:
    727
    Sam, I believe your options may be extremely limited due to the law of diminishing returns. I.e the caliber is already so small that a smaller meplat does not make the effort worthwhile. Same goes for boat tails on 17 and 20 calibers. There is a paper on the subject, perhaps by Litz, but I don’t recall specifically. Suppose if you are dealing with 50 or 55 grainers for long range benchrest it may still be worthwhile for you though. Good luck.
     
  3. SHall

    SHall Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    212
    I have some custom VLD’s that have a rather large meplate I would like to close up some. The meplates are larger than the meplate on the Berger .204 cal. 55g BT bullets I have.
     
  4. Terry

    Terry Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,014
    SHall likes this.
  5. SHall

    SHall Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    212
    It looks like Whidden starts with .224 dia bullets. I will call them and see if they can make a .204 pointer. I already have the Whidden sysyem anyway, all I need is the sleeve!
     
    Prose likes this.
  6. LA50SHOOTER

    LA50SHOOTER Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,105
    John Hoover may be able to help out. (https://www.accuracyone.com/products/bullettipping/) He may (or may not) list it on his web-site, but John also does a few custom items upon request.

    - Ron -
     
  7. rickiesrevenge

    rickiesrevenge Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Messages:
    486
    Whidden once told me they'd make the sleeve for a 20.

    Aaron
     
    SHall likes this.

Share This Page