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    01-06-2019, 12:35 PM
    rsterne replied to a thread question on air tanks, in AirGuns
    Whatever you do, absolutely DO NOT USE OXYGEN to fill a PCP.... Any residual oils inside the gun can combust and explode if you do.... While Argon is "safe" to use, the performance is poor.... Stay with Nitrogen or Air.... Many welding tanks are...
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    12-22-2018, 04:23 PM
    rsterne replied to a thread NOE 22 cal Hunter Mold in AirGuns
    I doubt they would be interested, but next time I am talking to Al I will ask him.... It is quite a different technology, with vastly different problems.... Usually dies for swaging are made from tool steel.... Bob
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    12-22-2018, 12:32 AM
    rsterne replied to a thread NOE 22 cal Hunter Mold in AirGuns
    At 75% of the caliber, like the other pellets I designed, the waist on a .177 would be 0.133", which would require a tool that has a waist of only 0.085".... As I said above, if I increase the waist to 0.150", the waist of the tool increases to...
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    12-21-2018, 09:57 PM
    He was asked some time ago about making a .308 cal version of the "Bowman" bullet.... ie a scaled up 257420 at about 120 gr.... That seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.... Bob
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    12-21-2018, 09:53 PM
    rsterne replied to a thread NOE 22 cal Hunter Mold in AirGuns
    There are two problems with trying for a .177 cal pellet.... First, the minimum diameter for the RG pins to make the base cavities is 0.200".... Secondly, the waist of the tool would be tiny.... The head of the tool must be able to pass through the...
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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