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    Bullets I make

    Hi guys, I just started making 53 gr .224 bullets HPBT with Berger jackets. Next step (die ordered) is to make them in 69 gr.
    Bullet weight variance is .05 gr and I couldn't measure any variance from base to ogive. Meplat os .039" coming off the die.
    BTW, they were made in Ulrich carbide dies. Will test them next week and if there's any interest I can post some images/results.
    I gotta thank Jymmynostars for the hand he is giving me.
    Hope you guys like it
    Cheers

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    Do you trim meplats to even up bullet OAL? (they look to vary in pics?)
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    Thanks guys for the feedback.
    Veitnamcam, no, I dont trim meplats. It may be useful for semis but as I just shoot bolt actions I tend to take measurements from base to ogive, either bullets and loaded ammo. If theres any interest of people buying them, I may uniform meplats. Time will tell. Thanks again guys!!!

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    Good work! Makes my crappy lead moulded ones a bit ordinary!
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    Black powder boys are a bit rough around the edges


    Be interesting to see how they perform on game animals

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Black powder boys are a bit rough around the edges


    Be interesting to see how they perform on game animals
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    [QUOTE=sako75;295827]Black powder boys are a bit rough around the edges

    Sounds like a failing to wipe problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Black powder boys are a bit rough around the edges


    Be interesting to see how they perform on game animals
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Black powder boys are a bit rough around the edges


    Be interesting to see how they perform on game animals
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    Nice job xring
    How hard is it to source components? Any 7mm 175grainers in the pipeline???

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    I can test a few on redskins for you. Just got home and have 3 weeks off and plan to get a couple.



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    Thanks again guys.
    To get components out of the US I have to go thru their export license. Its just time consuming.
    Next step I will try some Stamoly jackets. If you guys are not aware of them, just look up on Benchrest.com. Look promising.
    I have thought about making some 7mm, but would I have some demand here in NZ for them? What do you guys think?
    I will give away 75 bullets, cos 25 are reserved already for someone. If you guys are happy to pay shipping, I can give them for 3 people (25 each person). I know its not
    much, but I would like some of you to try them out and come back to me. Just allow me some more time.
    Regards

 

 

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