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Old 03-13-2011, 10:21 PM
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Making Lathe Turned Bullets

Here we are turning some brass into bullets for the 416 Barrett.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:20 PM
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Re: Making Lathe Turned Bullets

Really cool. do they need to be pushed through a final resizer extrusion die or just a go, no-go --I enjoyed watching, a lot!
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Re: Making Lathe Turned Bullets

Ready to load off the machine except a small tit on the back of the boat tail
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Re: Making Lathe Turned Bullets

How do they shoot
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Re: Making Lathe Turned Bullets

You know I never got to shoot a one.Lol. We made them small batch and a couple customers took them all. I have one left sitting on my desk though. They told me they were much more accurate than the factory Barretts (barnes). Went from sub moa to sub .5moa
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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?

Joe
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:26 AM
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Re: Making Lathe Turned Bullets

I still find turned bullets amazing! Are they turned to groove or land diameter. I was thinking of doing the same for .375' but when I started measuring bullet diameters, I found just a little over .0005 difference in manufacturers Pb jacketed bullets. I said whoa there doggys, put the brakes on and did not continue.
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