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    I have made some pellets with the mold and dies Peter made for me but I have not had a chance to try them in my rifle yet. The process is simple and easy and the mold and dies are well made. One observation: I would suggest that you make the dies a little bit bigger (in terms of circumference), with some knurling to aid gripping - I have big hands and find them a bit small and too smooth to grip easily.
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    Hi Peat,

    Thanks for the dies, much appreciated. Now to start sizing pellets before shooting.

    Kind regards

    Mike
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    Any news on accuracy???
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    Some Results for the HM Pellets all shot at 20m using JSB's as a bench mark.





    The set up, Gunpower Stealth .20" x 12" Long Barrel, with Silencer, HM Precision Shooting Rest/Clamp, F1 Chrony.



    The Bench Mark. JSB EXACT Match Diabolo. .20" 13.73gr at 12.5mm at 20m.
    Figures on the right, velocity in FT/s.



    This would have been a fine group of less than 10mm but for the flyer.....












    What I've discovered so far:
    The soft lead is more accurate than the hard lead.
    For my barrel the 4.99mm seem to be more accutate than the 5.04mm pellets.

    I need to do more test on weight and velocity.
    Once I understand this ratio, I will shoot over longer distances.

    Watch this space...............
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    Hi Peat,

    I think that's a good start.
    I seem to see your groups getting tighter with the HM pellet as your velocity increases, which is what I would have expected See if you can get them flying between 850 and 890fps and see if you get tighter groups. Also try and group the pellets by weight before shooting them.

    Stick with the soft lead (wheel weights are too hard, too much antimony I think), pure lead at the velocities we shoot pellets at is ideal.

    The acid test will be accuracy from 45m out (IMO) as that's where you will see any weight variances as well as any instability problems showing up.

    Cheers
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    I get very good weight constants from the dies.
    All the pellets shot have been grouped into weight categories.
    I've got blisters on my hands from pumping that bottle up.........

    I'll push them up to 900, 950fps and see how they do.
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    Careful what you say about getting blisters on your hand from pumping on this forum, there are those who tend to go off subject

    Thats good that you are grouping by weight already, consistency will be key with these pellets.

    Keen to see your groups from the higher velocities.

    In order to save your hands (and reputation) top up the bottle more often, ie shoot shorter strings in the sweet spot and just top up.
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    Thanks Peat. Looks like 25mil grouping @ 25m will be achievable. For a home made pellet to me that is still better than the old days with Marksman and Radius.
    Good luck with further testing.
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    I still have not gotten around to do proper testing - that said, I am not going to do any competitions with these pellets, I use them for plinking. I am more into it for the self-sufficiency and the fun of making my own pellets! If I can get reasonable accuracy out of it, I am happy.
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    Wat het van die projek geword? Ek swage .224 kols en gebruik 22LR doppies as mantels. Die pellet swaging het altyd in my gedagtes gebly.
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