January 21, 2008 at 1:31 am #1345libertyman777Participant
Just wondering. I bookmarked this site a while back. Very intriguing.
PaulJanuary 22, 2008 at 1:22 am #32141ribbonstoneParticipant
Years back, had a pair of McGuire (?) molds …later to become LEM form England…that cast a little spitzer .177 and one in .22. Becasue of the way they were designed, top accuracy was never possible (becasue it required you to bugger up the skirt).
Swaging is the way to do, but you’d have to have a burning need for some odd caliber to make it worth the effort.January 22, 2008 at 6:44 am #32159riffraffParticipant
It is interesting to think about, but the price of a single die scared me off.January 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm #32180walkonkingParticipant
I think that is the stuff Pyramid Air uses to make some of their big pellets/slugsJanuary 22, 2008 at 6:37 pm #32195libertyman777Participantquote RiffRaff:
Yeah, it would have to be “worth it to you”. But the ability to tailor a particular pellet shape and weight for a rifle……….
If I understand correctly, quality air rifle barrels shouldn’t wear out (at least not over many tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of shots). If that’s the case, then making hunting/target rounds specifically designed for that barrel might be plausible.
I’m also curious about retained energy downrange. Seems to me that since the “pellet” is shaped more like a Minie Ball instead of a wasp waisted pellet, then is should retain more velocity downrange and have more energy than a wasp waisted pellet of similar weight fired at the same velocity.
Does this sound right or am I suffering from rectal/cranial inversion?
PaulJanuary 23, 2008 at 9:12 am #32223andrew-zxParticipant
How much for .22 air gun pellet,anybody know?January 23, 2008 at 11:49 am #32228bodhisdadParticipant
I’d love to get a die to make my own pellets. One in which was tested and delivered the performance desired. Why is that difficult, i’d think one like the 30g Eley Wasp would be perfect, bullet shaped for higher power AGs, heavy enough for those running with a Condor valve, or custom one. Have it available in a couple different grains and caliburs. Its shape is perfect for high powered Ags. The pile driver is also carried by AOA, i know not my first choice of suppliers, but they have what others don’t. I hate monopolys, which is what we have with AOA, tis why prices are jacked up as much as they are.
http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/January 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm #32230knifemakerParticipant
I too am intrigued by the possibility of a spitzer type pellet. Especially a boat-tail design. But for this to work, we would need custom bbl’s with a twist rate compatible with the conical shaped projectile.January 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm #32262
I want to try bullet swaging, but I don’t want to buy corbin stuff because it seems way overpriced. What are other alternatives?January 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm #32263mr-lamaParticipant
You can hold your hand in a cup shape, and pour the molten lead into it. Just close your hands around it to the diameter of the pellet you want, and hold it there until the lead hardens.
It’s a cheap alternative.January 23, 2008 at 11:07 pm #32266
What diameter is your eye socket?January 23, 2008 at 11:28 pm #32268voltar-1Participantquote dnc:
You obviously have never made anything of that quality or precision
therefore you cannot comment on the price.
For the product Corbins make the price is incredible.
Try and get anyone here to machine you a setup like they sell! good luck
Walter….January 23, 2008 at 11:41 pm #32269walkonkingParticipantquote Voltar_1:
Walter he is only a young Buck and his opinions will change as his experience increases. Many folk come to learn it is better to buy it right the first time then wrong several times over.
Corbins stuff is top grade and it worth it for those who want it.January 23, 2008 at 11:45 pm #32270
Apparently I offended you. Sorry.
Actually, I CAN comment on the price. I found THIS die:
for a whopping 43.00!! Many corbin dies are over 200.00.
Can you see why a total n00b would question the price?
You’re exactly right. I have NO idea of what goes into making one of those. Obviously its completely ridiculous to ask about other alternatives, or to say that something seems rather expensive when you’ve never made it yourself!!
I’ll have to remember that next time I’m buying clothes or something. OH. Cant comment on the price of that shirt as I’ve never hand knitted one!
If you are insinuating that I don’t respect the difficulty of maching work, and the skill involved, then your are dead wrong.
/rantJanuary 23, 2008 at 11:52 pm #32271mr-lamaParticipantquote WalkonKing:
Yeah. Dnc reeeeeally needs to work on that.
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