I have a friend named Matt who is a professional machinist and a big bore gun nut. He asked me for my opinion on the following.
Matt and a hunting/shooting buddy want to have their Guide Guns converted to .50 Alaskan. Apparently that cartridge uses a .510 bullet and they are scarce and expensive. He is not interested in casting at this point.
He has access to the type of turning equipment that would allow him to turn bullets from solid rod stock. He wants to turn up some .510 solid brass bullets. I have shared what little I know about designing turned projectiles with him and I have also talked to him about getting a custom bullet mold and start casting his .510 slugs.
Anybody care to share their thoughts about the cartridge, the gun, the conversion, and the bullets? I will send Matt a link to this thread so feel free to chip in your thoughts.
Thank You guys.