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Old 03-26-2017, 11:56 PM
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What do you guys do when you only need 10-20 bullets to test out. Do you phone a friend or just buy boxes of 100 and sell off what you don't use?


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Google bullet samples. There's a couple vendors that sell small lots of 10 to 20 of the more common brands.
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I find that 10-20 is never enough. I just buy 100, work up a load, play with seating depth, then only have a few left over so I load and shoot them. 100 really isn't that many.
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Old 03-27-2017, 6:29 PM
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Midsouth Supply does that, small package test bullets
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Old 03-27-2017, 6:42 PM
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Hey guys,

What do you guys do when you only need 10-20 bullets to test out. Do you phone a friend or just buy boxes of 100 and sell off what you don't use?


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Why sell them? Keep them and load them up. In my testing experience, 100 is a bit low if I like the load and keep playing with it.

250 is more suited for my needs, but honestly, now I just cast so Whatever works for me.

God, I hoard lead so hard that when I saw you ask about selling off what you don't need my arse just puckered...

I need it ALL!

Oh and hint hint, you can get some test batches from Xtreme when you order some plated rounds. Just ask them.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:28 PM
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Decided boxes of 100 aren't too much. It never hurts to be thorough while developing a load and 100 rounds may not be that many after all.


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100 may be too many for a revolver - but I douth it . When I was building up loads , it was more like 3 or 4 magazines of each load .
Now it is just for punching paper and which powder .
Unless I get a different company's bullet , I already know OAL . This thing is how much crimp and which powder .
I only use CCI primers , so they don't change things .
If you care , I have found that the nickel cases tale more crimp in magnum calibers
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You got it. Phone a friend.

Or buy the box of 100. Or 50.
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