Saubier.com  



Go Back   Saubier.com > Saubier.com Forums > Small Caliber Load Data

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-13-2020, 11:01 PM
JohnW...ski JohnW...ski is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 16
Default .14 cal gr. bullet

I need some 15 gr. bullets plus or minus, that measure .144 at the pressure ring and have a .1435 body diameter. Please contact me if you have any you want to part with.

Thanks,

John
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-17-2020, 01:12 PM
The Old Redneck The Old Redneck is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Alabama
Posts: 288
Default 14 caliber bullets

In order to get the exact bullets I wanted bought bullet making press and dies. Have dies for several different bullet calibers, shape points, weights etc and multiple bullet presses. Made swagged and turned bullets over the years .10 caliber to shotgun slugs. Even though I have the ability to make my own seldom do. It is easier to buy them from bullet makers that do it to make a profit. From your past post you were not satisfied with what is available. Making your own allows you to order dies to make exactly the bullet you want.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-17-2020, 01:16 PM
Gary in Illinois Gary in Illinois is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Taylorville, Illinois
Posts: 1,767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Old Redneck View Post
In order to get the exact bullets... Making your own allows you to order dies to make exactly the bullet you want.
Unless availability has changed dramatically since I investigated you need to be prepared for a LOOONG wait for the dies.
__________________
Good shooting!

Gary

NRA Endowment Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-22-2020, 02:43 PM
The Old Redneck The Old Redneck is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Alabama
Posts: 288
Default The wait for dies etc

The wait now is usually longer than it was several years ago. Doubtful it will get shorter, as the die makers get older will probably be longer. The list of die makers is not growing with an abundance of new people anxious to get in the business. I have made some of my equipment, not a quick, easy task but cut wait time. Bottom line is the wait starts after you order, not while waiting to decide or for someone else to step up and get in business. Most that are making the subcaliber bullets they shoot have no desire to go into business making to sell. The number of steps involved in making a quality 14 caliber bullet is why I usually buy instead of making my own. The number of people making them to sell is very limited. Making your own is one of the few options available especially if you are not satisfied with what is available
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-24-2020, 02:39 PM
17tbs 17tbs is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 583
Question

Why not just design one you like in copper, and have them made in a bulk order on a CNC machine by a company that already makes small caliber CNC bullets. I can think of three companies that have produced .172" turned projectiles.

If you want something in a standard cup and core design you are probably going to be stuck with what ever is left over from those that have already been made.

What twist do you have, what is the case capacity?

If you are really interested in .14 caliber you might want to read this:

https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/AD0331651.pdf

Last edited by 17tbs; 09-24-2020 at 04:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2021, 08:44 PM
Extreme Accuracy Extreme Accuracy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SW Washington
Posts: 54
Default 14 Caliber 15.0 Gr

John, how many are you looking for?

Carl C.

Extreme Accuracy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-15-2021, 08:31 PM
JohnW...ski JohnW...ski is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 16
Default 15 gr. .144 Bullets

Just got some 15.0 gr. .14 caliber bullets from Don Unmussig, 804-320-1165.
Great guy to deal with and the bullets were perfect in every way.
John
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-09-2022, 06:09 PM
sdguelde@hotmail.com sdguelde@hotmail.com is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Leland Illinois
Posts: 2
Default

hey john was wondering what cartridge your were using Dons bullet in , what speeds your were shooting them in, and what barrel are you using? would really like to hear back from you. thanks scott guelde
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2022, 08:18 PM
JohnW...ski JohnW...ski is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 16
Default .14/221 Eichelberger

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdguelde@hotmail.com View Post
hey john was wondering what cartridge your were using Dons bullet in , what speeds your were shooting them in, and what barrel are you using? would really like to hear back from you. thanks scott guelde
Hi Scott,
Good to see someone interested in .14 caliber. The cartridge is .14/221 Eichelberger. I am not chrono graphing them, the speeds I have are from the loading data a friend gave me for the powder I am using. The data was generated from a computer program he has. The speeds are between 3700 and 4100 fps and all were under an inch at 100 yards. Around 3800 was the best at .75 in. The barrel is a Pac-Nor 1 in 7,
3 groove super match barrel.
John

Last edited by JohnW...ski; 02-11-2022 at 03:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.