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Unread 12-17-2012, 01:46 PM
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Brass bullets?

Ok this may be far fetched. Has anyone ever had any experience with brass as a material for bullets. I have been Tossing around the idea of making a few brass hollow point bullets. I have all th capabilities to hold very tight tolerances. If I do this they will be machined on a Swiss style cnc lathe. I will have no problem machining the bullets. I was wanting to know about material. Will there be any ill effects from brass. I know most are made of some type of copper or copper alloy.
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    Unread 12-17-2012, 06:06 PM
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    Re: Brass bullets?

    The relatively hard brass won't allow the lands to cut in as easily as copper so the barrel will wear slightly faster. Some companies, such as Cutting Edge, make the body of the bullet slightly undersized so that it rides on the lands. Then they have bands along the bullet which are the diameter of the bore so they are what engage the rifling and form the gas seal. This reduces the amount of brass needing the be deformed but still provides a decent bearing surface and gas seal. This article explains more Cutting Edge Brass Bullets
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    I have thought about that and have a design similar to most other solid bullets but I have a few more grooves a little closer together. This is just something I have been wanting to play with. We will see how it goes. I will post up a pic of what I have drawn out in the morning.
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    Re: Brass bullets?

    RCBS = Rock Chuckin' Bullet Swagin'

    How they got their start - swaging bullets out of fired 22 rimfire cases.

    Search for the 408 Cheytac, believe your answer is there.
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    Re: Brass bullets?

    Here is what I have so far

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    Oh I forgot to mention the front is truelly a radius my solid model resolution is just set to low which makes it look like 2 angles.
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    GS Custom Bullets - Designed in South Africa - Proven on the toughest game on the planet.
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