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    Today, 03:31 PM
    I got a chance this morning to try my hand at threading the muzzle on an old Enfield take-off barrel I removed from my Lee enfield a couple of years ago. I indexed it the best I could using my 4-jaw chuck. 1/2" X 28" thread on a 30 caliber bore...
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    Today, 03:11 PM
    I'm sure a "Blank-Mold" would work but, one of few reasons for using the Swaging-Method of making these pellets was so I could use up some of the scrap metal pieces I had in my junk box without having to spend money on a mold or the materials to...
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    My sentiments exactly. This is why I've been holding out until I actually have the suppressor in my hands. Also: The reply given by akajun sounds interesting. I can do a test of this method using a piece of that old enfield barrel I mentioned...
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    01-27-2015, 07:04 PM
    I plan on using my Lathe to do the threading. Actually, the threading is the easy part. My concern was the indexing of the bore in order to mitigate the chance of a baffle strike. I've viewed just about every online video I could find on the...
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    01-27-2015, 11:23 AM
    I caught a break with this future project. I was talking to a new customer this past week who is also into home gunsmithing. This individual broke down and bought the Range-Rods rather than renting or making his own. He kindly offered to let me...
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    01-25-2015, 08:24 PM
    It will be a few more months before I take delivery of my new suppressor so while I'm waiting, I thought I'd ask around to see if any of you guys have ever made your own Range Rods for indexing your rifles barrels for threading concentrically to the...
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    01-18-2015, 05:58 PM
    Rather than making another reamer and starting from scratch with the last tweak I may have mentioned before, I decided to use a Work-Around. I made another simple sizing die in order to get my existing Swaged pellets down from a diameter of .2145"...
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    01-15-2015, 02:32 PM
    I Swaged up a few more pellets. I decided to make them from 16 to 17 grains just to try to confirm my previous results weren't a bunch of flukes. I'm happy to report that for the most part, my points of impact were generally the same. I did...
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    01-14-2015, 08:20 PM
    A timely inquiry on the part of the OP. I ordered a 30 caliber take down can for my 30 cal rifles for the express purpose of shooting cast bullets through it. Taking possession of this can is still a few month down the road so I really can't say...
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    01-14-2015, 05:05 PM
    Since I'm able to try different pellet weights using the same Swaging Die, I've been Working-Up-Loads (so to speak) by varying the weights by .3 grain increments. I'm doing it the same way I would if I were Working-Up-Loads for my centerfire...
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    01-13-2015, 11:24 AM
    To the best of my knowledge, the barrels on the Umarex Octane air rifles are just your run of the mill air rifle barrels. There is no "Choke" that I know of. HollowPoint
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    01-12-2015, 01:45 PM
    I was concerned about the friction of my pellets as well. This is why I went with a Bore-Rider Design and a very thin skirt at the base to form a gas seal and to impart spin. I did do some shooting into a block of what I thought was a thoroughly...
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    01-11-2015, 07:37 PM
    I thought you might like to see what my initial Pellet Swaging Die turned out like. This is the one that I screwed up the diameter measurements on. The pellets I Swaged with it are made from the 21 and 24 grain conventional Jumbo Monster pellets I...
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    01-11-2015, 06:45 PM
    I can't really claim the idea as my own. I'm sure there are countless other folks who've dreamed of making their own pellets rather than having to buy them. If you consider that the minimum wage here in AZ is around nine-bucks an hour and a tin...
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    01-11-2015, 11:40 AM
    I first viewed this video some time back when I initially thought about making my own pellets. It's true, my pellets are made using the same basic principles. The only differences are the overall weight, (30 grains vs 16 and 18 grains for 22...
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    01-10-2015, 08:17 PM
    Wow. Perfect timing. I just posted the first pic of these pellets. HollowPoint
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    01-10-2015, 07:23 PM
    I'll Never Have To Buy Pellets Again ! Since I got a couple of days off during the holidays, I finally got the chance to try my hand at making my own .22 caliber pellet swaging dies. As is usually the case when I do a project, my first attempt...
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    01-07-2015, 11:19 AM
    "I am looking for definative accuracy testing of PC lead in rifles" What you're asking for is nearly impossible to attain because even if you did find someone who had done all the testing, that testing would only pertain to their gun. You're gun...
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    12-31-2014, 11:55 AM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread powder coated pellets in AirGuns
    This is about a twenty dollar mold. I bought it from Midway. To the best of my knowledge, it's still in the Lee line up. On my particular mold I hollow pointed one of the cavities and left the other a round-nose. Both configurations of this...
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    12-30-2014, 08:21 PM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread powder coated pellets in AirGuns
    When I first got into Powder Coating I went a little Powder Coat crazy and did some of my 14 grain .22 caliber pellets. My thinking was similar to the OP's line of reason. I used Harbor Freight red. The coating of powder tended to make my point...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check