.22 Hollowpointer/Resizer Tool


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Joshua M. Smith
September 25, 2009, 12:27 AM
Hello,

My favorite .22LR round has been the Winchester Expert. It had pure soft lead and a gaping hollowpoint.

Earlier this year, they disappeared from shelves around here. Conjecture has it that they were copper washed and made into Winchester 333 and 555, of which we are equally short. I have one single box of 333.

Blazer bulk is consistently available here, and I enjoy the stuff - I only wish they made it in hollowpoint. The Dynapoint I got ahold of didn't expand, having only a vestigial hollowpoint which is probably more for marketing purposes than anything.

A member of the H&A forum suggested a hollowpointing tool. In typical fashion, I thanked him for the idea, hem hawed around, and finally ended up with one (getting involved with the 1911 took me several years!)

The hollowpointer I bought is made by D Back on Rimfirecentral.com. The thread is located here: http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231911

The above thread has plenty of pics of the tool, so I won't bother posting any here. Suffice to say that it comes with different points and will work in a reloading press in a pinch. It resizes the bullets to a uniform .225" as well, according to my digital calipers.

Here are the results.

For a control sample, a Winchester 333:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/hollowpointer/43d97a36.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/hollowpointer/1fe6af2e.jpg
Impressive, but sorta' cheap looking. Not real uniform.

Next, a Winchester Dynapoint run through the hollowpointer:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/hollowpointer/50dffa1e.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/hollowpointer/702ad9d9.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/hollowpointer/bce587c0.jpg
Very nice... but it cracked the side at the setting I like. This seems to be fairly hard lead with a high antimony content.

Finally, the CCI Blazer:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/hollowpointer/5b425de3.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/hollowpointer/41561817.jpg
This is very soft lead. A huge gaping hole was made, and I don't doubt it will perform on game.

Remember, the 333 is 36gn while the Dynapoint and Blazer are 40gn. These rounds, especially the Blazer, should make short work of squirrel.

I'll try some Dynapoint from the Romanian, but I'm about two weeks away from having a new rifle, a left handed Savage bolt action with a thumbhole stock, heavy barrel and Accutrigger.

I'm rather anxious to see what these will do to coyote on down.

If you're having trouble getting your hands on hollowpoint .22, I'd recommend going over to RFC and talking to D Back.

Josh <><

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Uncle Mike
September 25, 2009, 12:52 AM
Have you tried the Winchester 'Powerpoints' yet?

40gr. Hollow point...p/n 22lrpp
40gr.Plated Hollow point... p/n 22lrpp1

These don't have that sweet uniform gaping hollow hole in them like the ones you have made, but they do a nice job on the squirrels.

Do you have the information to purchase these tools?

Mike U.
September 25, 2009, 03:17 AM
Xperts are still around. They can be found in the newer "high velocity" format. And they are outstanding performers for me (for a bulk round). Excellent practical accuracy, very good report consistency from round to round and hellish on small furry mammals.
Good stuff and priced pretty well too ($14.99 per 500 @ Wallyworld). Sure wish I could find some more:(

rhinoh
September 25, 2009, 05:54 AM
I'm rather anxious to see what these will do to coyote on down.



I would think in the interest of being humane with a quick kill a rimfire 22 on coyote is on the light side.

Now a few of ya'll (mcg?) will show up claiming how you can put a .22 right in the brain through the ear canal at 200 meters on a running coyote -yada yada yada:p

Brian Williams
September 25, 2009, 10:38 AM
Paco Kelly has a tool that will also resize the bullet to the size you want. He also has different tips for hollowpointing, his is called the Ac'rizer. It can be found on the Leverguns forum.


http://www.leverguns.com/store/acurizer.htm

http://www.leverguns.com/store/images/2bulacu.jpg

Uncle Mike
September 25, 2009, 11:22 AM
Now a few of ya'll (mcg?) will show up claiming how you can put a .22 right in the brain through the ear canal at 200 meters on a running coyote -yada yada yada\

What...You can't do that?

That's easy......hehehehe

PAINTBALL GUY 3
September 25, 2009, 03:02 PM
Wow, this sounds like an awsome Idea. But would changing the bullets shape like that do any damage to the barrel?

Joshua M. Smith
September 25, 2009, 05:42 PM
No, they change shape anyway. A bullet swages to the bore size.

Josh <><

rcmodel
September 25, 2009, 05:48 PM
I'd reserve judgement until doing some 50 yard accuracy tests with the altered bullets.

In the meantime, I would shoot 40 grain lead solids for best penetration on coyotes, or CCI pre-fragmented ammo for more organ damage.
http://www.cci-ammunition.com/products/detail.aspx?use=1&loadNo=0064

http://www.cci-ammunition.com/products/detail.aspx?use=1&loadNo=0074

rc

dispatch55126
September 25, 2009, 06:01 PM
I think I saw someone talking about this on rimfirecentral.com awhile back. Interesting concept but I've never had an isue with a .22lr doing what I needed it to do. Federal bulk packs and CCI SGB have always been my preferred rounds.

husker
September 25, 2009, 08:36 PM
many many a yoty have fallen to all kinds of 22s rim. ammo. not the best gun for the hunt.
but i still see teen kids hunting dogs with 22s every year.

Furncliff
September 25, 2009, 11:44 PM
I would like to have more accurate .22 rounds without the cost of Tenex. But I can't see myself standing at the work bench pounding on .22's round after round.

mgkdrgn
September 26, 2009, 09:22 PM
I'd reserve judgement until doing some 50 yard accuracy tests with the altered bullets.


Will you settle for 30?

Winchester 72A, CCI Blazer ammo, hand held on sandbags, Paco Kelly "Accurizer". Not a rigorous scientific test by any means, but it is -some- data.

Note that the tool also turned the rounds into semi-wad cutters that punched much cleaner (and easier to see) holes.

To me, it seems a slight edge to 223 in this gun, but both are better than the control.

As for the time factor ... once you get in a "rhythm", you can do 50 rounds in 15 minutes or less.

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/mgkdrgn/Accurizer/th_223.jpg (http://s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/mgkdrgn/Accurizer/?action=view&current=223.jpg)

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/mgkdrgn/Accurizer/th_224.jpg (http://s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/mgkdrgn/Accurizer/?action=view&current=224.jpg)

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/mgkdrgn/Accurizer/th_control.jpg (http://s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/mgkdrgn/Accurizer/?action=view&current=control.jpg)

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