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ARRRR-15
05-27-2009, 10:41 PM
So what do you guys think? Anyone ever shoot these?

I got a manufacturer that wants me to test some. Anything I should look out for?

ar15barrels
05-27-2009, 11:30 PM
Anything I should look out for?

High pressures if the driving band design is not correct for the alloy.
Are they using alloy 360?

5hundo
05-28-2009, 12:29 AM
I got a manufacturer that wants me to test some. Anything I should look out for?

The manufacturer wants you to test their ammo with your weapon? :confused:

I think I'd pass...

BiggPa
05-28-2009, 9:29 AM
lots of big game hunting rounds are brass solids. if not made right, pressure will not be correct - but if made correctly, they work really well for killing animals with little expansion

ARRRR-15
05-28-2009, 10:02 AM
High pressures if the driving band design is not correct for the alloy.
Are they using alloy 360?

I'll have to ask.

The manufacturer wants you to test their ammo with your weapon? :confused:

I think I'd pass...

I will probably pass, but would be nice to be involved since I'm have a compete reloading setup giving to me soon.

Fjold
05-28-2009, 10:32 AM
GS Custom out of South Africa makes lathe turned solids for African hunting that are distributed here in the US by an Alaskan company.

http://www.africanbushsafari.com/html/gs_custom_fn_solids.html

elsolo
05-28-2009, 11:51 AM
I shoot lots of brass (c360) solids in my .50
They were a small run contracted by a fellow shooter.

I do mic them all before reloading them, and did work up the load very conservatively.

gun toting monkeyboy
05-28-2009, 12:19 PM
There was an old guy on Ebay a few years back that made brass bullets on a lathe. I have about 500 of his 9mm ones that I have never gotten around to playing with. I know the old French Balle D was made of bronze, and they worked well enough for WWI. Good luck, and have fun.

-Mb