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Aug 7th, 2017 at 4:24pm
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Anybody ever try it with stop ring bullets and smokeless?


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Reply #1 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:07pm
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For that matter, has anybody tried stop-ring bullets in any of our 'normal' calibers? Like 32-40 or 38-55. I never even thought about it, but it is an interesting notion.
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Reply #2 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 8:41pm
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My cases arrived today. I got some old molds to mess with. Going to give it a try. Chamber in my rifle has a tapered throat so thinking SR bullets should work. Gotta make a tiny little boring bar to cut the SR in a mold.

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Reply #3 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 9:56pm
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keep us posted. What weight are you going to start with?
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 9:30am
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Joe:

I can send you some 85 grain RCBS flat nose bullets if you want to try them.

The mould is a double cavity and is for sale.
You could cut a stop ring in one of the cavities.

Never heard of stop ring bullets that small.

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Reply #5 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 11:07am
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Last night I turned a sizer button to replace the de-capper rod and factory sizer.

Started out at .261 but shells would not chamber. Worked it down to .2585. Now the shells chamber and bullets are a close slip fit in the shells. Bullet on left weighs 112gr, other 115gr. 


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Reply #6 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:00pm
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Thanks for the offer, Dave.  Think I have the bullet issue covered. Ten inch twist in my barrel.

Thinking about dimples rather than a stop ring. Both bullet types are straight. Thinking all that's needed is something to stop bullets from falling onto the powder charge. Save me a lot of work too.


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Reply #7 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:06pm
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Just curious, what rifle(s) do you have in 25-20SS?
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Reply #8 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:14pm
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Ballard. FrankenBallard. Douglas barrel.


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Reply #9 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:27pm
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Usual load in my rifle is 8gr IMR 4227 breech seated 120gr bullet. Does 7gr powder sound about right for a fixed round? Quite a reduction in capacity, fixed.


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Reply #10 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 1:09pm
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westerner wrote on Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:27pm:
Usual load in my rifle is 8gr IMR 4227 breech seated 120gr bullet. Does 7gr powder sound about right for a fixed round? Quite a reduction in capacity, fixed.


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Sounds about right but, I think something like H108 might be better at 6.5 gr. If you have any.

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Reply #11 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 6:23pm
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Apposing dimples it will be.  Going to cast up a bunch of the 115gr bullets. Will have time to test loads at Glasgow.  Might have to remove the GC, maybe not.


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Reply #12 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 8:06pm
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Good luck Joe.  I have tried fixed loads in my 10 twist 25029 Win low wall.  It won't group well at all, but your idea may work.  My two tapered bullets over 100 gr just fall into the case.  I have given up on fixed.  It shoots great breech seated. 

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Reply #13 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 8:13pm
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Hoping to get it accurate enough for OH.  Never had much luck with soft bullets loaded fixed with smokeless either. 


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Reply #14 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 8:22pm
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That was my thought as well.  I may try again once the weather cools off a bit.  I hate casting when it is almost 90.  I still have to go to work each day....bummer.

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