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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:33 PM
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rebated boattails?

looking into the bullet swaging master(corbin)website; I found that there is the posibility of making my own bullets, but what is the advantage of the rebated boattails?

has anyone shot a 338 edge with a 300 grain rebated boattail?

all the men in my family shoot the 338 edge, so I would really like to make my own bullets.

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    Unread 07-12-2010, 10:04 PM
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    Re: rebated boattails?

    A rebated boattail slightly lowers bc compared to a normal boattail design, however it helps shear some of the gases from overtaking the bullet after leaving the muzzle. Like what a suppressor does, just allows the bullet a cleaner "getaway".

    You must have a lot of men in your family to justify the large investment neede to make your own jacketed bullets. But hey, if you got the $$ go for it!
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    Re: rebated boattails?

    Three rifles, the thing is that since Im in Mexico the cost of the bullets goes up to high.

    Im used to pay as much as three o four times the cost you pay for them, by law I can reload, and I can have enough material to do it, so maybe one day well put up with the investment.


    the last bergers I bought for my 6.5-284 were almost 120 usd per box...

    I cast for my handguns but I would like to start with this foreseable project..

    thanks
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    Unread 07-14-2010, 11:38 AM
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    Re: rebated boattails?

    do the muzzle brakes work better with the rebated boatails??

    I know there is a rebated boatail for subsonic use... just wondering...

    Joe from Mexico
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    Re: rebated boattails?

    You may try PM'ing elkaholic, he makes his own bullets for long range hunting and he may be able to help you out.
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    Unread 07-16-2010, 07:10 PM
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    Re: rebated boattails?

    $120 per box, Ouch...maybe making them yourself ain't such a bad idea.
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    Re: rebated boattails?

    I looked into bullet making really seriously.

    Being in Mexico you'll have less hassel w/BATF and licensing.

    It's expensive as heck and takes a bit of an ability.

    The RBBT may mess with third decimal place in the BC and I don't see a great advantage to them in an extreme magnum, ven "if" they do something to reduce gas flow around them.

    About 850 shots and I have about an inch and a half of "free bore". Maybe I'm a bit extreme with my extreme.

    Get ahold of Dave Corbin's brother. He has a better deal money wise. At least did when I was looking.

    There are several benchrest bullet makers who do great things with bullets but 338s are a bit tough in a standard reloading press.

    $120.00 per box would be a good incentive though......
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