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03 March 2020, 20:34
Bill/Oregon
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Saeed, what is your favorite copper alloy for bullet stock?
It must be so satisfying to CNC-turn your own bullets.


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04 March 2020, 14:54
Saeed
Bill,

We do not use any alloys as such.

But 99.99% copper rods we buy from construction supplies.

They are apparently sold for electric earthing.

A friend sent me some specialized alloys from the US supposed good for bullets.

We have not used them, for one because they are in inch sizes and all our machine collets are metric.


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04 March 2020, 22:21
Jiri
Saeed: I believe most collets will go 1 mm down. So 26mm collet could works with 25.4 dia rod. But I don't know your collets.

BTW best alloy could be "Gilding metal", such as 95 % Cu and 5 % Zn.

Jiri
05 March 2020, 11:43
Saeed
The thing we have to look at what is readily available to us.

That way we can have a design with a consistent raw material available whenever we want it.

We normally buy our rods in lots of 500 meters - it is the break off point to get a good discount Big Grin


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05 March 2020, 19:11
Bill/Oregon
Saeed, there is no arguing with the results you are getting from your pure copper bullets!


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05 March 2020, 21:00
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If you put copper cleaner in the bands, are they self cleaning bullets?


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