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Modifying Federal Match

31 Dec 2018
@ 05:59 am (GMT)

Stuart Talbot

I've got access to a bunch of federal match .308. In the books, I read that one could open up the tip a bit to make it better for hunting. So, I suppose my question is, is it worth it? Or should I just use that stuff to practice with? Also, if it is a good idea to try to modify the ammo, any tutorials showing how? I've seen the stuff on annealing the SST, but didn't see anything on the federal match.


29 Jan 2019
@ 03:56 pm (GMT)

Jim Moseley

Re: Modifying Federal Match
Try Hornady Match. It's loaded with the Amax which is an excellent hunting bullet.
30 Jan 2019
@ 01:02 pm (GMT)

Ed Sybert

Re: Modifying Federal Match

If you want to experiment with modifying the hollow point bullets, here are some tools to take a look at:

18 Feb 2019
@ 05:23 am (GMT)

Anders Österberg

Re: Modifying Federal Match
I think you will be just fine with opening the tip-hole with 1.5mm drill .
SMK bullets is very fragile..I don't think you need to aneal it .

18 Feb 2019
@ 09:37 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Modifying Federal Match
I trust these are only the bullets and not the loaded rounds that you were wanting to play with. From the replies I think it should be made more clear.


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