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Old 04-24-2019, 03:28 PM
SSResq SSResq is offline
 
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Default Copper projectiles

Has anyone reloaded for the M1 using copper or copper alloy bullets?
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:44 AM
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I know the French Army in 1898 designed a spitzer boat tail for the 8mm Lebel rifle. this 198 gr bullet was 90% copper and 10% zinc and designated Balle D. It was considered almost as revolutionary as smokeless powder.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:29 AM
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I know the French Army in 1898 designed a spitzer boat tail for the 8mm Lebel rifle. this 198 gr bullet was 90% copper and 10% zinc and designated Balle D. It was considered almost as revolutionary as smokeless powder.
Yes . . . .

And, I believe these bullets were . . . .

LATHE turned, from solid alloy!

Talk about waste!

Imagine how much metal wound up on the floor, under the lathe!
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:43 PM
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Here is an all copper 155gr palma bullet you could try.
https://www.warner-tool.com/flat-line-projectiles/
In the video, skip to 2:27, is says they are lathe turned.

https://precisionrifleblog.com/2015/...-line-bullets/
Josh Kunz shoots at my club, I have seen his work, it's very good.

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