Drawing Down Jacketed Bullets

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Herk

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Has anyone done this? I'm thinking of reloading for 5.45x39mm now that Hornady is making brass cases for it. For bullets, I'd like to buy cheap bulk .224 FMJ rounds (55 grain, probably) and draw them to .221. Is this feasible?
 

Herk

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Mar 16, 2017
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@Herk
Unfortunately, I've had failures to feed with the Hornady V-Max rounds; the plastic tip seems to be the culprit. I haven't had a failure to feed with any other ammo that I've tried in 5.45 (except for magazine-related failures).