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by Bob
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: revolvers
Topic: factors in a good functional 44 caliber hunting bullet
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: factors in a good functional 44 caliber hunting bullet

Hi Dan,

What are your feature preferences for hunting bullets for .357 mag, & 44 mag? I assume you have also experimented with hollowpointing bullets as well, what are your thoughts on these designs?

Thanks!
Bob
by Bob
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: revolvers
Topic: S & W N-frame Project
Replies: 107
Views: 19835

Re: S & W N-frame Project

I think that the loose bolt issue is deliberate by some gun manufacturers for production purposes. If there's a little wiggle in the cylinder at full lockup, the cylinder machining & fit are a bit less critical. The bullets passage from the cyl throats into the forcing cone (especially jacketed ...
by Bob
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: alloys
Topic: Random Notes on Heat Treating Wheelweight
Replies: 5
Views: 2982

Re: Random Notes on Heat Treating Wheelweight

It looks like I've been too conservative in my bullet heat-treating. I must admit that I never did test my "mutt" range scrap alloy(s) to the melting point, I just tried a couple of different temp settings, and stopped when I got the results I thought I wanted. There's obviously more avail...
by Bob
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: S & W N-frame Project
Replies: 107
Views: 19835

Re: S & W N-frame Project

Impressive results and progress already Dan!
by Bob
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Bullet nose profile for handguns
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Bullet nose profile for handguns

Hi Dan, I found a bullet cast from one of my older Mountain Molds that I bought used. It is a 180 gr GC design, with what appears to be a truncated cone nose, with a slight concave in the meplat. I'm thinking I want to recreate this mould, but I hear varying opinions on truncated cone noses in some ...
by Bob
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Bullet nose profile for handguns
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: Bullet nose profile for handguns

I went to your design program with my sole, surviving bullet from this mould and it appears it was a 285(ish) grain GC bullet with a secant nose profile. I always though it was a TC. It does have a slight concave in the nose, which I've never seen in a mould before. The nose is around 70%(ish). I th...
by Bob
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: 2-Diameter Sizing Die for 357 Magnum
Replies: 2
Views: 21045

Re: 2-Diameter Sizing Die for 357 Magnum

I really want one of the Redding dies, probably one for 44 magnum, and one for 357 magnum. However I am a bit to frugal, and will probably end up talking myself out of this idea. Steel revolver cartridge sizing dies used to be tapered in the olden days, the neck was slightly tighter than the base. I...
by Bob
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: S & W N-frame Project
Replies: 107
Views: 19835

Re: S & W N-frame Project

Dan, your research & development are second to none! You're doing things that most people would love to do, if they had the resources.

This is fantastic!
by Bob
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Bullet nose profile for handguns
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: Bullet nose profile for handguns

The meplat of my sample bullet is about the same as an LBT WFN design, for the caliber. What meplat percentage would you suggest for better stability on longer distance shots?

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