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Old 03-26-2005, 07:13 PM
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Re: meplat uniformer....99cents

Adam, one other thing,what does the most expensive meplat uniformer cost and where do you buy it :come on , I know you must have researched it before you started.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:13 PM
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Re: meplat uniformer....99cents

I have only seen two on the market.

1. Dave Tooleys and he makes them for Tubb also. about $40

2. Kevin Kram (Montour Rifles) on this site makes a SS version that is much beefier than Tooleys and has a second insert that cleans the hole out. Cost is $55.

Had both and went to Kevins.

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Old 03-26-2005, 10:15 PM
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Re: meplat uniformer....99cents

BH hit the nail on the head. I believe, as I mentioned in my post, that the monitor rifles version is the best, and its $55.
But, like I mentioned, i can fabricate A LOT of inserts before I spend $55, and then I can uniform multiple calibers, instead of one. If you uniform 2 or 3 calibers its a $3 vs. $150 thing. Im not knocking Kevins tool, its a great tool, and for what you are getting with his tool, im not sure he makes much on it, but, in the case of 3 calibers ($3 vs. $150)... I can buy a whole lotta bullets for $147.00.
I probably should have mentioned in my origional post that this, like all meplat uniforming tools leaves a slight "burr" around the newly cut meplat. I remove the burr on bullets from my tool with 3 twists of 0000 Steel wool, the finest grade avalable. For referance, Tubb's tool suggests using steel wool, or a wetstone to remove the burr.

If anybody decides to try this design, please post your experences, and opinions. I just finished loading rounds for a ladder test with some uniformed and sorted bullets. This will be the first ladder ive shot with uniformed and sorted bullets. Should be interesting......
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:19 PM
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4Ked,
I may try to do it again and change the pics to jpeg.... im out here in the sticks with a dialup connection. 16400 at the moment.... takes a looooong time to resubmit all those pictures. Maybe ill get around to it in a couple of days.
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:50 PM
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16400! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

Dude, leave it where it is. We'll understand.

If you just have to load a picture then take a picture of your ladder test target accompanied by a cleaned up version of your field notes so folks like me who haven't tried this method yet can see what it looks like.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:16 PM
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Did I email you a copy of my condensed ladder test?
I posted a referance to it a month or so ago, and emailed it to 30-40 people, but I can't remember everybody.
I place a video camera downrange to film the target face, easier to do than trying to figure out what hole is what...
So if I can figure out how to pull a video capture off the video, a pic of the target should be easy....
It may be a week or more before I get the ladder done. A no wind condition only happens here every 20 or so days (and you better be ready when it gets here too!) Ive still got the last ladder I shot with 240SMK's. I'll email it, or post it, if there is a request.... and if I can get my camera to work.... used my girlfriends to take the pics of the tool... my camera is mad at me... im convinced
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:59 PM
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Re: meplat uniformer....99cents

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Abinok try converting your pictures from a bit map to a jpeg format.

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Save them as JPG - they will be 8x smaller. It's the .bmp that is killing you. Some really old drivers only save in .bmp so you might have to convert (just use MS paint)
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