rebated boattails?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JOSE A. MARINE, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    looking into the bullet swaging master(corbin)website; I found that there is the posibility of making my own bullets, but what is the advantage of the rebated boattails?

    has anyone shot a 338 edge with a 300 grain rebated boattail?

    all the men in my family shoot the 338 edge, so I would really like to make my own bullets.

    Joe
     
  2. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    A rebated boattail slightly lowers bc compared to a normal boattail design, however it helps shear some of the gases from overtaking the bullet after leaving the muzzle. Like what a suppressor does, just allows the bullet a cleaner "getaway".

    You must have a lot of men in your family to justify the large investment neede to make your own jacketed bullets. But hey, if you got the $$ go for it!
     

  3. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    Three rifles, the thing is that since I´m in Mexico the cost of the bullets goes up to high.

    I´m used to pay as much as three o four times the cost you pay for them, by law I can reload, and I can have enough material to do it, so maybe one day we´ll put up with the investment.


    the last bergers I bought for my 6.5-284 were almost 120 usd per box...

    I cast for my handguns but I would like to start with this foreseable project..

    thanks
    Joe from Mexico
     
  4. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    do the muzzle brakes work better with the rebated boatails??

    I know there is a rebated boatail for subsonic use... just wondering...

    Joe from Mexico
     
  5. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    You may try PM'ing elkaholic, he makes his own bullets for long range hunting and he may be able to help you out.
     
  6. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    $120 per box, Ouch...maybe making them yourself ain't such a bad idea.
     
  7. royinidaho

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    I looked into bullet making really seriously.

    Being in Mexico you'll have less hassel w/BATF and licensing.:)

    It's expensive as heck and takes a bit of an ability.

    The RBBT may mess with third decimal place in the BC and I don't see a great advantage to them in an extreme magnum, ven "if" they do something to reduce gas flow around them.

    About 850 shots and I have about an inch and a half of "free bore". Maybe I'm a bit extreme with my extreme.:rolleyes:

    Get ahold of Dave Corbin's brother. He has a better deal money wise. At least did when I was looking.

    There are several benchrest bullet makers who do great things with bullets but 338s are a bit tough in a standard reloading press.

    $120.00 per box would be a good incentive though......