building copper bullets...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JOSE A. MARINE, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    has anyone been building copper bullets? what kind of alloy would work best?

    I can only find two types of copper nearby, electrolitic and beryllium, anyone has more info ?

    I recently acquired a cnc bar fed lathe and have already the programs to build them bullets. the attempt is to build target(silhouette) bullets.

    as for caliber, I´m working on some 308 win and a 6.5-284 rifles.

    please help.

    Joe
     
  2. rain164845

    rain164845 Active Member

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    Sounds like a great project! Maybe try rebated boattails, not that you asked. But I would really like to try some of those in a 7mm.

    Joe
     
  3. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    actually I´m trying to copy an ogive and then add something like my "signature" to make them different, a rebated boatail could be it.

    I´ll let you know about pressure issues in this copper alloys.

    Joe
     
  4. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    from what I know I wouldnt think berylium would be it but I could be wrong. I dont know anything about the other copper.