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Old 01-27-2013, 05:10 PM
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Re: brass jacketed rifle bullets

As a matter of fact, we may have to start doing it again. Try buying .224 bullets right now.

If anybody is interested, Corbin still makes the dies. Take a kook:

Corbin Rimfire Jacket-Maker Die Set RFJM-22
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:12 PM
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Re: brass jacketed rifle bullets

hey guys, brass is copper with a bit of tin in it to make it harder, only difference, so it would foul like copper only be harder to remove due to the addition of tin.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:16 PM
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Re: brass jacketed rifle bullets

my thoughts were that it being harder it would keep itself from fouling. i was thinking a properly thickness-ed jacket at the right hardness would act like a bore rider to a degree. so you dont have overly long bullets like brass or copper solids, but still less fouling and lower pressures. but i guess not?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:27 PM
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Re: brass jacketed rifle bullets

no its still "gliding metal" so unless its lubed it still gaulds to steel, lube it and its like that first shot from an oiled barrel.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:17 PM
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Re: brass jacketed rifle bullets

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hey guys, brass is copper with a bit of tin in it to make it harder, only difference, so it would foul like copper only be harder to remove due to the addition of tin.
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Actually copper with tin in it is bronze, not brass. Brass is copper alloyed with zinc. Gilding metal is a brass (95% copper 5% zinc).
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:48 PM
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Re: brass jacketed rifle bullets

copper is also a gliding metal, is it not?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:02 PM
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copper is also a gliding metal, is it not?
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Gilding, not gliding. Gilding metal is a specific term for the brass alloy of ~95% copper and ~5% zinc. It got it's name from its use in jewelry and the like.
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