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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:35 pm

Here are some pictures of some lead recovered at the range today. The ones in the red lid are bullets I swaged. The rest are either cast or factory.





The next two pictures are the best of the factory type bullets I found.





The last two pictures are all the rest of the bullets I pulled out. After looking at the way the swaged bullets expanded, the factory are not impressive.


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Re: Bullet expansion

Post by Reload3006 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:02 pm

good job and just think you did it all yourself. Yehaw
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Re: Bullet expansion

Post by ar3006 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:16 am

I made up some 223 win bullets from 22lr, i wanted to see what kind penetration i would get.

the first pic is the front shot, the second pic is exit, this is after it went through a 4" pice of wood.

could not believe the result Yehaw

I should have put in the post the phone book was 1 1/2 " thick, the rifel was a Ruger m77 mkII.

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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:43 am

It probably has a lot to do with the fact that we use dead soft lead and a very thin wall case as opposed to a copper jacket with a consistent thickness all the way down the wall. You need to try to recover a couple of those bullets so wee can see them.

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Re: Bullet expansion

Post by ar3006 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:43 am

next time out i will try to find some, i look but could not locate even a sliver of copper or lead. Sad

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Post by ar3006 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:19 pm

I gave it another try, this is all i could find after the bullets went through 7 1/2" of wood, the two bullets got stuck in the last 2-4"

of wood, not alot to look at.

My camera is not all that great at closeups. Question

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Re: Bullet expansion

Post by dartfreak75 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:34 pm

those swaged bullets look very simular to the expanion i got from my swaged bullets
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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:14 am

AR, do you have a local newspaper near you? If so see if you can get the roll ends from when they print the paper. Soak 'em over night and shoot into those. That should give you some good results.
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