Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:54 PM
Back in the 30s and for a few even now, benchrest shooters made their own bullets. The offerings most companies had just were not good enough. My father-in-law had all the equipment to do this and gave it all to me. The only problem was it was so long ago that he used it he forgot how. It was a bit of reading some old books by the likes of Col Townsend Wheland, Fred Huntington, Roy Vail, Ray Biehler, Warren Page, and Harvey Donaldson. These men got me on track and I started to experiment. I had a whole bunch of my father-in-law's bullets he had made and took the first 5 Eric and I pumped out to the range with 5 of his best. We shot a 10 shot group and ours hit precisely the same as his best. We have been making our own 22 cal spitzer hollow points 55 gr flat base bullets with equipment made in the 30s but still have not found a bullet commercially made that is better.
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