Crawling around in the dark is an understatement! But, Hey, may as well spend the ol' life doing somethin'.
I've know about the collet issue for quite awhile. Not quite ready to jump in yet. The one that would fit the lathe, was about the right size was closer to $7k than $6k.
I've found several options since then but will have to learn more before jumping.
It's quite interesting to crawl through the unknown without a guide.
I can see what I want in my head. No one else seem to understand.
I'll feel pretty dumb when I get it as best I can and isn't good enough for prime time.
There is a reason Berger and others don't tackle this! Bet I'm gonna learn why.
Several of my other ideas were tackled by Elmer Keith and another famous gun fella, can't recall his name at the moment at the Ogden Utah armory back in the day. It had to do with flash tubes and forward ignition. I think it is still used on the 20mm cannon cartridge??
Needless to say I've launched several small copper tubes down range from time to time. The concept greatly improves ES numbers, reduces felt recoil and launches copper down range from time to time.
So far no flash tube impact on target.....yet....