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Old 05-29-2018, 01:35 AM
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Saw Winchester makes a super x load? featuring a fmj flat nose. Rather nice profile.

If Winchester can make that for a 22 magnum, why do they claim its impossible for a .308 diameter bullet?
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:09 AM
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First of all, 22 magnum has a flat point for those nice tube magazines. Secondly, 308 is designed around the M1A which needs pointed bullets to feed. You certainly can load a flat 30 30 bullet in a 308 but you will lose down range performance and you probably aren't going to get that load feeding through an M1A. 22 mag is not really a long range cartridge. rc
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:42 AM
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if that bullet shape cant feed in a rifle, then the rifle is defective. Seriously.....
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:15 AM
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Military rifles and many bolt guns have little feed ramps on either side of the breech to help guide the staggered rounds into the chamber. If a gun like the springfield M1A is fed flat nosed bullets, they will stick on the feed ramp and the gun will jam. The guns are designed to be reliable around a certain bullet shape and will choke on soft points sometimes if they get deformed.
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Old 05-31-2018, 12:52 AM
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there are guys on cast bullets who can get their M1 to feed a flat point lead bullet all day long. its a non issue.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:54 AM
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minuteshaver, The cast guys get POINTED LEAD bullets to feed their military rifles. I've had had Federal pointed 308 soft points hang up in an M1A. Can you go through 10 flat points without a hang up? Maybe... Can you get through 1000 in an M1... Betcha no! Not in a factory rig. rc
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