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Thread: 7/8 by 14 rod with pilot hole needed.

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    7/8 by 14 rod with pilot hole needed.

    I would like to tried and make myself a point form die. Could use a short piece of 7/8x14 rod with a 1/16 inch pilot hole

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    What alloy? How long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by country gent View Post
    What alloy? How long?
    I am not knowledgeable about alloy and such. Just something hard enough to last, forming 22 cal bullets from 22lr brass.
    I would think no longer then 1 1/4 inch long. Maybe someone else can help .

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    a bolt that is the right thread for a press.

    or you could just borrow one of my dies for a little wile and do enough to get you by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    a bolt that is the right thread for a press.

    or you could just borrow one of my dies for a little wile and do enough to get you by.
    Thanks for the offer, but brought up not to burrow. Maybe someone can drill me a pilot hole in such a bolt ?
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    look at btsnipers page, he does a 22simple die set and will sell just the point form. maybe he has a scratch and dent one for cheep.

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    If you use a bolt get at least grade 8.
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    Can't afford BT sniper. Just something I would like to play around with. Can someone use a bolt and drill the pilot hole for me / what would be the cost ?? PM me if this is possible.

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    bump for Friday

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    Why do you need the hole drilled? If you have the tools to make the point form die, drilling the hole shouldn’t be a problem. It would in fact be better to drill the hole and finish the rest of the point form die without removing it from the lathe to keep everything concentric.

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    The best thing to do is learn how to make a centered hole. You can buy good bolts on eBay for making dies for cheap. 10 bolts for $15
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    don't have a lath, must do my work with hand tools. Hand ream etc. once I have a centered pilot hole.

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    How close are you to STL? I am in Edwardsville.
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    I don't think it even needs to be centered perfectly. Try just drilling a hole as close to center as you can and reaming a point forming die for yourself ...it would be good practice if it didn't work. That's how I learned to do stuff. Just tried ... no lathe but make my own dies.
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    It doesnt have to be centered if your punch can float a bit.
    Looking for an RCBS A2 with the removable bushing. I need it to complete my A series collection. Please let me know if you have one you want to get rid of. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brstevns View Post
    I would like to tried and make myself a point form die. Could use a short piece of 7/8x14 rod with a 1/16 inch pilot hole
    How long of a piece do you need? How long is a short piece?

    I have a lathe and can setup and do this without issue, I'll just have to get the material. Will all thread work or does it have to be harder?

    let me know.
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    want to thank everyone for their help.

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    I want to send out a Big Thanks to garandsrus . He made me up not one but two pieces of rod. One to practice on , guess he knew I might have problems . Thanks again garandsrus for your help and kindness.

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