I just don't think there is that big a market for these types of pellets. By the time you got done on a few tins, you will have had a lot of time invested and, while that isn't an out of pocket expense, it does cost you. Also, don't discount the lead exposure from handling and drilling holes, et cetera. Be sure to wear something like latex surgical gloves.
I prefer to shoot plain old run of the mill lead pellets. Some might think me a safety nazi for doing so, but putting anything else through a gun designed for lead pellets is bad business. Didn't you post earlier about your gun losing power? You were shooting at a brick wall, right? Me thinks one of your custom pellets let something get into the chamber, perhaps a nail or screw or one of the other brilliant additions you've added to your ammo.
I should thik the most harm a hard metal object would do is scratch the bore. That may tend to destroy accuracy or retard a pellet's fps a bit. Of course, shooting at things like brick walls can be dangerous due to the likelihood of richochets from these added pieces.
Years ago I thought about boosting the penetration of .22 pellets by dishing out the nose and gluing in a BB. Guess you would call it the granddaddy of the Raptors. Same concept and I'm sure it wasn't novel then.
The main thing to keep in mind when experimenting is your personal safety. Guns can be easily replaced. Eyes can't. So I would urge you to wear good eye protection and avoid things like the needles and other thin pieces that are more apt to shear or break generating shrapnel.
a hollow point with 4 slits on it you have my full attention! I have been trying to make them but you beat me to it. I am curious as to know how you made the dies? But like I said, a hollw with 4 cuts on the top you will be hearing from me soon! Oh almost forgot, can you make 22 cal? The grains are no matter to me. a bullet of reference is the Hornady Self Defence round. Like I said make it and I'll be emailing you!
Cross-hatching a bullet has been around forever. The main obstacle to doing up pellets is you are not driving them at a high enough speed to expand them. They don't work that well in firearms, either. If you could get expansion, a traditional hollow point design would be better. Seems the most efficient or effective for what you are looking for are simply the wadcutters.
If you really want to make up some for testing, get yourself a very fine hobby saw and cut some. Or maybe even make some V grooves with a razor or utility knife. I still think you will end up with something in the same league as a traditional pellet, at best.
I shoot a lot at puddles that seem to congregate on our private
October 26 2006, 11:08 AM
Chicago Brick paved road. With the 1250, you can really see how different projectiles displace the water. The Crow Magnums seem to deliver (by far) the greatest shock to the puddles. Of course, the 1250 .22 pushes those things at 850-870 FPS. Its an interesting show. Perhaps I'll do some fast frame photos of the pellets hitting the water.
You can probably get your "hunting rule book" online
October 27 2006, 10:47 AM
I know Ohio has all of their publications online, most states here do.
You are in Canada, but I would bet that your province probably does as well. You obviously have a computer with internet access.....try googling it. Why wait to go to BassPro?
You probably have get a lot of folks wondering, "why?"
I personally see no advantage of a pellet with a pin, screw, paperclip, or whatever sticking out of it. Not even the commmercially available pellets with hard noses that are out there already.
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