A bullet pointing die is a die used to more sharply point the
meplat (tip) of a bullet. Although it is typically used on
Hollow Point match bullets to significantly close the size of
the hole in the meplat, it can be used on lead tipped hunting
bullets for the same purpose. This process dramatically helps
the aerodynamics. Remember that if this hole can be closed to
half of its original diameter, the area of that hole is only
one fourth of its original size.
How much BC will I gain by pointing
This depends on several variables, but typically about
.035-.040 points for a 6mm 105gr. VLD. Bullets with larger
meplats will benefit more than those with smaller meplats.
Smaller diameter bullets will benefit more than larger
bullets. For example, a .224 80 grain bullet shot at 1000
yards from a .223 Remington benefits greatly.
How much higher will my bullets impact at 1000
About .75 to 1.5 Minutes of Angle is typical for a VLD
Will pointing bullets replace the need to trim
Pointing bullets will often reduce the severity of ragged
meplats. This is simply because we have made the
irregularities smaller. Our testing shows that we do get less
elevation on the target by pointing bullets, so some shooters
have replaced trimming the meplat with the pointing process.
For maximum possible consistency of BC, we suggest pointing
the bullet and then trimming it slightly.
Can I damage a bullet by pointing it?
If the die is improperly adjusted, it will cause a bulge in
the bullet just below the point. We provide sample bullets
with the die to show the right and wrong ways to point.
Surprisingly, the testing of bullets that were not properly
pointed has not shown a reduction in accuracy.
What do I need to point bullets?
Besides our pointing die, you will need any standard
reloading press and a shellholder appropriate for the .308
Winchester. A sizing lubricant such as Imperial Die Wax is
Can I point more than one caliber of
Yes, all you will need is an additional caliber sleeve to do
another caliber. The caliber sleeve is easily changed.
Is the die hard to set up?
No, the setup is much like that of a micrometer bullet
How slow is the pointing process?
You can point bullets at about the same rate as you can size