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    Free & Easy Cookie Cutter

    Paper patching increases the size of a boolit by a few thousandths. So take a receipt from your last grocery store purchase, tightly roll it around a boolit until it is ~0.004” larger than as-cast diameter, turn & twist the tail, roll it in bullet lube (Vaseline or chapstick would work too), press it into a case, use a bullet puller to get the boolit out. Now the case is larger than an as-cast boolit, and makes for a nice cookie cutter.
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    Thank you, I needed that. I was looking for something to open a 327 FM case to make one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    Thank you, I needed that. I was looking for something to open a 327 FM case to make one.
    You may want to consider drilling out the flash hole and inserting a nail (head inside the case) to make it easier to eject the bullet.
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    Thanks Sasquatch for the heads up. I have done that on the other 3 I made and I put a dowel stub on the nail too. Saves your hand.
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    Very cleaver, thanks for the tip.

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    That worked perfectly. I used a 357 case since I have a bunch of them and ran it thru the 327 sizer die then expanded and seated the wrapped boolit when pulled the cutter slipped over a sized boolit just perfect. Drilled the primer, inserted the nail and handle. It's ready for Friday's pan lubing session.
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    Using the larger .357 case for the .327 means you won’t get a jam when the boolits get pushed beyond what you sized with the paper patch… unless you did a full length sizing. I bumped up the size of my papered sizing slug a few thou, and pushed it in as far as it could go to remove the jam.

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    I did not full length size the 357 shell, instead leaving about a 1/4" and then fitted a fender washer on the larger section to make it easier to eject the bullet and push the cutter over the boolit. I also seated the sizer bullet deep into the case so I had room for any length bullet. It worked like a dream.
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    Looks like I need to invest in a fender washer. I’ve been abusing my fingers.

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