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    Are you using normal soft lead and how easy do they come out of the mold

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    Donovan, I have used soft lead, lead melted down from old pellets and lead from wheel weights. They come out of the mold fairly easily with a wallop on the bench.
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    Warrick, that is very interesting. Thanks for the info. I have been tied up over the weekend, so I was unable to do any testing. I have shot many of the new pellets, but all the testing so far was to get the skirt sealing correctly. It's interesting that you say my first pellet picture is about right. I will start my test on that one then.
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    Hi Peat.

    I take it that is for a .20cal. Then yes your main pellet body shoud be 4.99 (give or take 0.01 depending on your rifle barrel, if you can slug the bore measure the lands and that should be your "nominal pellet size") and the driving band should be +- 0.05 bigger, so overall dia. on driving band +-5.05. Make the mold adjustable for the driving band length until you get a good "gas" seal and no stripping of the lead off the band. Aim to keep the driving band as short as possible while meeting the first two criteria. You want to see something like in my second picture of the recovered 40 grainer.

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    I have made a set of 5.5mm Dies and a Casting Mold. Now if Cheesepoof can send me my new 5.5mm barrel I'll be able to test them as well as the .20's





    Die's and Mold made for Jakoos.
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    Hey peat will you be making those to sell I'm interested in a 5.5mm
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    This interests me bigly!
    What sort of tolerances are we talking here on a 5.5mm pellet?

    5.52? 53? 54?
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    Can you make them in hollowpoint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kareemello View Post
    Hey peat will you be making those to sell I'm interested in a 5.5mm
    Yes I am kareemello
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludlust View Post
    This interests me bigly!
    What sort of tolerances are we talking here on a 5.5mm pellet?

    5.52? 53? 54?
    I have just made a die set and mold for Jakoos.
    I made his to 5.51mm and 20gr

    I will make the die's to whatever tolerance, and weight you want.

    But remember these pellets are different to normal pellets!

    Go back and read what Warrick said.



    You need to "slug your bore", The Pic above shows the correct size for my barrel.
    Note that the riffling indentations are only at the rear flair for the skirt, the drive band as Warrick calls it.
    The front of the pellet runs in the inside of the bore.




    If the pellets diameter is to large it looks like the above. This still works but just saps the energy of the pellet, in terms of friction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    Can you make them in hollowpoint?

    Yes I can, I can even do this...............




    A 3mm ball bearing imbedded into the pellet. (This was the first one I tried, I need to go and get more ball bearings and pursue this idea)
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    Hi Peat,

    You have a PM with good news

    Kind regards

    Mike
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    Hi Peat, things are coming along nicely . I will send you a PM a bit later today regarding a pellet design so that we can talk numbers.

    Also I will give you an idea to reduce the amount of "trimming" of the pellet you need to do from the lead flash after swagging.

    I am looking forward to seeing some targets from these pellets from various rifles, it is very important for people to slug the bore of their rifle (Google search for methods) as one size will not work for all. What you could do is make an "oversize" swagged pellet and make sizing dies to customers rifle barrel requirements, however individual dies will probably be better, that and a air pump and you are self-sufficient ,

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    We need to have verified groupings published in this thread.
    Without accuracy you have nothing.
    We are very interested in what you have done.
    The proof of the pudding is in the eating!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mze View Post
    We need to have verified groupings published in this thread.
    Without accuracy you have nothing.
    We are very interested in what you have done.
    The proof of the pudding is in the eating!
    Indeed, unfortunately due to some building going on, I have been unable to do any definitive testing.
    With some luck the alterations will be finished next week, and testing can start in earnest.
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