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I was some 338 caliber bullets the other day on our CNC machine, and after having made the number I wanted, a friend asked for some 308 bullets.

I thought I will try something new, so I designed a bullet that can be used either way.

One end has a hollow point, and the other end is solid.

When the first bullet came off the machine, he started laughing, and said "what is this?"

I told him what my idea was, and he laughed even more.

I will post photos, and I am hoping to try them later next month, as I will be travelling in a few days time.


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Sounds like a logical idea.
Handloader magazine had an article a couple years ago about loading bullets backward and the resulting accuracy was pretty good.
Since you are machining these bullets, I wouldn't expect any distortion of the hollow tip when loaded backwards as a non-hollowpoint.
That is where accuracy will die, if the tail gets distorted in some way.
Makes me think of a nice Torpedo shaped cigar.
Maybe a bullet with a boat tail at both ends and not really a spire shape?
 
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Cutting Edge Bullets already does this.


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Cutting Edge Bullets already does this.


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Peeps been doing this for at least 50 years. Maybe Saeed's actually works well vs most others.
 
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Cutting Edge Bullets already does this.


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Peeps been doing this for at least 50 years. Maybe Saeed's actually works well vs most others.


I just worked up a load with the Cutting edge jobs loaded but forward to use as solids and they shoot damn fine!


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Hey, why not? A football is pointed on both ends, and a spiral motion gives it stability. Only concern would be how powder pressures would work against a pointed rear profile, unless a flat-based sabot was used.
 
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Just add Annular Rings on the bullet like Barnes. Problem solved. Looking forward to Saeed's report.


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Saeed- any results to report? Seemingly off-the-wall ideas like this are intriguing.


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The first bullet used where one could load it any way, was far more versatile than just loading it two ways. It was developed in the 1750s and one could load it forwards, backwards, sideways or anywhere in between. It was called a ball. hilbily
 
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The first bullet used where one could load it any way, was far more versatile than just loading it two ways. It was developed in the 1750s and one could load it forwards, backwards, sideways or anywhere in between. It was called a ball. hilbily


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G beat you to it, DG. Pretty funny.
 
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pictures...
 
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I've loaded milsurp FMJ 223 backwards quite a bit. I've killed sage rats, rock chucks out as far as 250 yds or so. Works just as good as a VMax or BalTip.
 
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50 years ago we made "defense" hollow points by loading hollow base wad cutters backwards for our 38s. Sounds like the same idea to me.
 
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Berry's makes a double ended bullet with their
plated coating. Seems like one end has a HP, the other flat.

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Several years ago on another forum there was to be a custom mold made by Lee in .17 cal for pellet rifles. This bullet was going to be heavy and be the hammer of Thor. Possibly just short of being suitable for Capes. The bullets tumbled. The designer of the mold claimed the mold was modified from what he designed. Someone in South America claimed good accuracy if loaded backwards. I tried it and perhaps so so accuracy and almost no penetration.
 
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