Re: Making Lathe Turned Bullets
I myself have made a few, buy not out of brass but made of copper, mine were accurate (more than matchkings) in my rifle. made some for a 6.5 and some for a 308.
the 308 bullets were made nearly identical to some match bullets of 180 grains, but made out of copper they weighted 166.2 gains. i have yet to check the BC...
the 6.5 bullets were made nearli identical to 140 grains match bullets and ended up weighting 123.5 grains, these ones worked sweet.....
I have not shot a lot of them, because I'm afraid they might wear the barrels a lot more than the traditional jacketed bullets.
I did considered making them of brass but I thought that the brass could be harder on barrels also. maybe next time.
copper is more difficult to machine, than brass...
what particular alloy did you used?