Loading Bullets Backwards To Increase Damage

The Ammo Channel takes a look:

Makes me wonder if the Hague convention specifies the FMJ’s have to be loaded forwards?  hahah

3:26 – HOLY… would NOT want to be hit with that.  It goes without saying that getting hit with regular .308 wouldn’t be on my “to do” list either.

Loading-Bullets-Backwards-AmmoNot until the end of the video do we see that the cases split and the primers appear to have enlarged.  Yea probably not ideal.

Just wait until the media gets a hold of “Backward assault bullets with 248% more killing power”.

Thoughts? Anyone ever do this with the same or different results?



Jeep September 10, 2014 at 02:50 am

Ouch, that looks sooooooo devastating, and painful !

MrMaigo September 10, 2014 at 07:02 am

Could you not just cut the tip off a bullet? Instant soft point with no problems of over pressure.

derpmaster September 10, 2014 at 08:48 am

The problem with that is there is a chance that the lead will blow through the copper jacket, leaving the jacket lodged somewhere in the barrel.

MrMaigo September 10, 2014 at 08:41 pm

That would be intresting

John September 12, 2014 at 12:31 am

Could you test that also? Often done in VN in the 60’s

Grindstone September 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

What about the performance at long ranges?

Gwolf September 10, 2014 at 02:10 pm

C’mon men. Backwards bullets is Operating Hard 101 stuff.

My one sisters’s friend’s cousin is dating a guy who used to live next door to a Navy SEAL back in the eighties and I can assure you that backwards bullets is SEAL SOP.


Jeep September 11, 2014 at 12:01 am


JohnnyIShootStuff September 10, 2014 at 08:03 pm

I heard of cops in the 70’s and 80’s loading .38 rounds with backwards bullets. I always thought it was urban legend.

Brian September 11, 2014 at 05:32 am

The Box O’ Truth did this a few years ago and came to the same conclusions. Old Painless’ write-up is impressive.


AK™ September 11, 2014 at 07:20 pm

No comments about HK??

Ed Hunter September 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

Never tried this with a rifle bullet. Did carry .38 Hollow-based Wad Cutters (148gr.) loaded hollow base up over 3.2 gr Bullseye (DO NOT try this at home kids!) in a Chief’s Special.
approx. a .60″ entry at 5yds. keyhole at 10 yds. Throw gun as club over 15 yds. but a Chief’s Special was never known for use beyond belly gun anyway.
Still haven’t found anything that makes me as confident as a 220gr. LSWC in a M1911. .45″ entry and sometimes an exit.

Quint Young September 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm

I remember seeing a youtube video of a guy who bought a custom 1911 from a gunsmith which was chambered to shoot .45acp cases necked down to hold a 5.56 bullet loaded backwards into the neck. It was bizarre to say the least.

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