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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by eastsidechap, Mar 17, 2013.
If you had an accurate cnc lathe could you produce a useable reloading bullet from copper barstock?
Yes if you have the geometry correct, super accurate bullets are turned.
Wouldn't have to be CNC either.
Has anyone done this?
You may want to do a simple google search. Elite Ammunition (I'll keep my opinion on the owners to myself) Barnes, solid brass bullets, and the ATF would be a good search to start with.
More than one person has turned their own. Make sure it's soft copper. Brass is a No-No. Considered by the ATF to be AP.
The big issue for a non-cnc lathe will be repeating the profile of the bullet. Slight differences will end up causing large errors in accuracy.
If you can set up a manual lathe with a cam type control, such as used on Screw Machines. you could get pretty good accuracy.
If you want to have some fun, turn your bullets out of hard polyethelene and add a gas check. Super light bullet, super fast.
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