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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-16-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Bandmiller2
Shot out hornet

Wally I'ts probibly possible to shoot out a well cared for hornet barrel but it would take a hellacous amount of ammo to do it.I would suspect a copper or carbon build up in the bore. Frank C.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-15-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bandmiller2
Sleding

Just completed assembly of the new dual rail model lead sled haven't tried it yet. Its a real piece of machinery well made.I got it more for steady than recoil reduction.I'll probibly not add any...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-15-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,347
Posted By Bandmiller2
no advantage

Theirs no real advantage especially if your a handloader as you can duplicate the lesser fireball velocity.Unless of course you would like anouther rifle. Frank C.
Forum: Bullet Making 08-14-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bandmiller2
Parker Ackley

I was just reading that when Ackley developed the 17 cal he swaged the bullets with a die he made and an arbor press.He used annealed copper wire. Frank C.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bandmiller2
Hard kickers

Good to hear from you Rick,usally with the hard kickers I just fold up a handtowel.The lead sled would be used more for steady than recoil reduction.Did quite a bit of gunsmithing in the past, mostly...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-11-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bandmiller2
Lead sled

Guys whats your opinion of the Caldwell lead sled for working up loads.For our chosen rifles the recoil reduction is not needed.But it would sure help working up 12ga slug loads.I'am thinking it...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-06-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,713
Posted By Bandmiller2
Johnsons paste wax

Any reason it couldn't be used in place of Imperial sizing wax. Frank C.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-06-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,815
Posted By Bandmiller2
Rape seed

Welcome Mar10,just got back from a 9 day tour of England, Scotland and Wales.Never saw so many yellow fields in all my life.Very impressed with your fields and walls, must help to sneek up on...
Forum: Bullet Making 08-05-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 39,916
Posted By Bandmiller2
3-4 thousand

Thanks for your answer George,I never would have imagined someone could press that many bullets in a day.I can see that the automated machinery would lack feel especially in core seating. Frank C.
Forum: Bullet Making 08-02-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 39,916
Posted By Bandmiller2
Precision

Can this level of precision be obtained with automated machinery??Are commercial bullet making machines proprietary [each manuf. makes his own] or are their industry standards??Seems even a small...
Forum: Bullet Making 08-02-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,152
Posted By Bandmiller2
Bullet reduction

It's been my understanding that the big bugaboo in sizeing down bullets is the lead core gets reduced but the jacket tends to spring back.Done right the bullet needs to be reduced and reswaged. Mayby...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-02-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,096
Posted By Bandmiller2
ZP3,some fine machine work,nice to see a fella...

ZP3,some fine machine work,nice to see a fella doing his own, it adds alot to the enjoyment of wildcats.It also cuts down on the endless waiting for dies. Frank C.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-31-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,799
Posted By Bandmiller2
D Wasp cases

Steve I'am not much help to you mate but I've made Donaldson wasp cases and I don't own the forming dies only the full legnth sizer and seating die.Problem is I don't remember how I did it, many...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-30-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By Bandmiller2
barrel makers

Alot of barrel makers will make runs of certin barrels when their machinery is set up, usally your waite depends on when you entered their cycle.Small bores are very demanding of boath the machinest...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 07-28-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,469
Posted By Bandmiller2
17 hornet

A 17 punches way above its weight class due to velocity, too heavy a bullet and you loose that advantage,especially with such a small case. Frank C.
Forum: Project Guns 07-26-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By Bandmiller2
#1

Good job Rick,I did the same only 17 Ackley bee.How did you get that rear sight rib dowl out of the way to unscrew the barrel.Barrels look better with sights even if their seldom used. The 17 bumbler...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-25-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,902
Posted By Bandmiller2
Switch barrel

Barrels don't have to be gut wrenching tight.Many factory barrels are tight to align the sights and cutouts with the action,you know one more little twist and they'll align.If care was taken cutting...
Forum: Bullet Making 07-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,650
Posted By Bandmiller2
20 cal lead

Have any of you tried using the Sheridan [yellow box] solid air rifle pellets??Their 5mm/20cal not sure if the size is close enough.Frank C.
Forum: Bullet Making 07-23-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,782
Posted By Bandmiller2
Citris Zep

I use an ultrisonic unit with a little citris Zep [home depot] and just rinse with plain hot water,clean enough for this old boy. Frank C.
Forum: Bullet Making 07-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,478
Posted By Bandmiller2
Punch presses

The pictures I've seen of commercial bullet making look like they modified common presses to automatic feed. Frank C.
Forum: Bullet Making 07-23-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bandmiller2
swaged copper

Larry, your a man of action even in this heat.That must be the size of a #6 lead birdshot,don't know how anyone can ream and rifle a barrel that small.I've had good luck with half reamers,what sux is...
Forum: Bullet Making 07-23-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,231
Posted By Bandmiller2
Dies

Spanners I'll think on it.Frank C.
Forum: Bullet Making 07-22-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,231
Posted By Bandmiller2
Corbin dies

The heat drove me to the cellar yesterday,rumaging around found Bahler 357 swaging dies and corbin 22 rf jacket maker,pleasant surprise.Twenty years ago I made 22hornet bullets using the empty 22rf...
Forum: Bullet Making 07-22-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bandmiller2
Copper slugs

Larry,what if you made the die upside down,nose forming on the bottom ram top could have a flat removable piece and bullet could be pushed through like a Lee cast bullet sizing die. Frank C.
Forum: Bullet Making 07-22-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,478
Posted By Bandmiller2
Toggle press

I've seen cute little punch/toggle presses used by jewlry manuf. why wouldn't they be good for advanced bullet making.Suppose the bugaboo is the dies.Many of us have lathes and milling machines and...
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