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December 20, 2008, 20:17
hmmmmm, .320 diameter?,...I wonder,...
Jump in the lathe for a minute and fabricate the world's simplest seater die,...
One grain of Bullseye later,..
A couple of appropriate .32 caliber vehicles,..some earplugs,..then it's off to the basement!
These big BB guns are fun.
Andy the Aussie
December 20, 2008, 20:40
Damn....and I use to take great enjoyment outta shooting CB caps up my hall from a .22.......that looks like great fun....!!
December 21, 2008, 13:05
Anyone else ever try the RCBS primer-only-powered plastic wad-cutters?
I shot some that my buddy made up years ago. They make nice clean wad-cutter holes through paper targets.
December 21, 2008, 13:54
A pic of one of the recovered roundballs after being shot into a stack of magazines shows that the rifling is getting quite a purchase on the side of the ball as it swages down from .320 to the .312 groove diameter of the .32 long barrel.
As mentioned, I only loaded these with 1 grain of Bullseye. As well as they're being gripped by the rifling, it appears as though I could step them up quite a bit.
December 23, 2008, 02:34
Wonder if that'll work in a 32 ACP cartridge in a 308 chamber adaptor?:D
December 23, 2008, 18:52
Johnny Mack asked, "Anyone else ever try the RCBS primer-only-powered plastic wad-cutters?"
Yes, I had (and I suspect I still do, somewhere in my stuff) a dozen or so of the projectiles. They were good for fun-shooting in the barn, practicing my queek-draw. I used a stack of (gun) magazines and catalogs for a backstop. They'd penetrate up to their length in the paper. Wouldn't want to be shot even with one of these things.
I didn't have the sexy red plastic shells. The projos were a gift from a pal. It gave me a use for some steel cartridge cases from WW2 that I didn't want to load real gunpowder into.
December 27, 2008, 02:22
Hehe, yep, I've had some of the plastic cases and projectiles, first time I fired a few salvo's into a laundry box, well, long story short I put holes all thru my little womans fancy underwear, yep, I caught hell for that!! Ouch!!:biggrin:
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