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Recently recieved my press and die sets from Richard Corbin and got the press set up and made my first two bullets tonight. 190 grain, .311 open tip bullet and a 190 grain .308 open tip for the M-1 carbine. I know it's a tab bit heavy but my jacket trimmer is on back order and I used an 1 1/18" jacket. Tomorrow I'll cut a jacket down with a dremell tool and make a 110 gr. bullet. What I'm interested is is a 110 gr. open tip hollow point bullet.

I hand cast 19 different types/wts of handgun and rifle bullets but this swaging is nice. Don't think It'll replace my cast handgun big bore bullets but I sure do like the rifle bullets.

After I get the .311, .310 (sizer die) & carbine I want to make 250gr. OPHP bullets in .366 dia.

You all have a good day and remember to pray for our troops.

Turk
 

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Yep, kind of sounds like me when I first got my press and die set. Sounds like your hooked too? There is no reason why it should replace anything; cast bullets have their place too. But it sure is wonderful when you take some chucks of metal put it into a press and presto out pops a bullet and you didn’t even apply any heat or even break a sweat.

I have an M1 carbine too. I use the Speer’s Hollow Flat point called the “Varminter” and the Round Nose Soft point, both in 110-grain. The Varminters I use in my Ruger Blackhawk chambered in .30 M1 carbine and the Round Nose Soft point in my Ivor Johnson’s Universal .30 M1 carbine rifle. Both are devastating on coyotes. I had a box of the Speer’s Spire-SP in 110-grain but never was able to get a TC Contender barrel in .30 M1 carbine caliber, so I working up a load for my .30-06 for this bullet just to use them up.

Are you doing a spire point, tangent, secant, or a flat tip open point bullets or what?

Yes, we should all pray for our troops!! I see on the news that we have killed more of our own troops from so called “friendly fire” than the enemy has.

Donna
 
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