custom bullets

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by huntinfool18, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    hey guys. i was thinking about starting up a custom bullet making business on the side. what kind of bullets would everybody be interested in. Type, cal, and weight? just to get an idea of what kind of dies i should get. right now im thinking im going to focus on high bc 338 cal bullets to start.
     
  2. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    If you could come up with a high bc 338 that works in a range of velocities you will be on a sure winner with me at the front of the line to buy some, we need more good options in the 338 which is becoming more and more popular. The 6.5, 7mm and 30 cal are other cal sizes that I'd look at.
    Keep us posted how you go!!
     

  3. supercrossbmx69

    supercrossbmx69 Well-Known Member

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    a good priced 325 or 350 grain high bc hunting bullet that can handle the speed of the 338 allen mag. ive been looking for one! good luck!
     
  4. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    A 225gr .30cal projectile with a BC around .75-.8 for 9twist barrel would be great.
     
  5. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking for a niche, then 25 cal is probably the most overlooked by bullet manufacturers. I suppose there's a reason.
     
  6. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big 25cal fan. There will be some of those being made. Keep in mind I will be doing this all by hand so it may take a few months to get the process down and running correctly. So far first to come will be 338, 7mm, 6.5, 30, and then 25 and 6mm
     
  7. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    My 25-06 is a 1 in 12" and it barely gets along with 100gr bullets.

    If I had a source for a bullet with a .550 BC or higher, then I'd strongly consider staying with a 25 cal and rebarreling to a 1 in 9".

    Otherwise, I'll just shoot varmint bullets a while longer and eventually rebarrel to one of the 6.5's.

    Good luck!!!
    Richard
     
  8. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    .375 is the caliber with the least options and the most promise for long range.
     
  9. eyeballjr

    eyeballjr Well-Known Member

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    How about some .25 Caliber high BC bullets. :)
     
  10. groper

    groper Well-Known Member

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    Im on it... another couple weeks, should be ready to go... ive already made and fired some, im just trying a few different things to see what works best before i start selling them...

    doin .338 and .375 for starters, see where it takes me and go from there...