Corbin swaged pellets

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    yukoncat
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    Has anyone did any accuracy testing on pellets they have swaged using the CORBIN  swage dies?

    I'm thinking of making the plunge for my 25 cal PCP.

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    Fire_at_will
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    Are you wanting to make pellets or slugs?

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    heavy-impact
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    Fire_at_will

    Are you wanting to make pellets or slugs?

    From Corbin…

    Corbin makes pellet swage dies for conventional .177 and .22 airguns as well as the full spectrum of diameters for specialty and precharged high-power airguns, including 50, 45 and 9mm rifles, .12, .14, 5mm (20 cal) and .25 caliber. Any caliber of airgun projectile can be made using Corbin equipment. The same tools can make a wide range of weight by adjustment.

    Please note: for the sake of brevity, airgun projectiles are referred to as "pellets", even though they are bullets of a special design and can properly be called bullets. Do not take offense at the term. It is just a short-hand way of saying "projectile designed for use with compressed air propulsion weapons".

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    Almeidaken
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    They dont make Diabolo pellets, thats for sure. 

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    nielsenammo
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    I have 2 hydro presses from Corbin and enough dies and tooling to make you drool.  You can not make a pellet/slug/bullet that is not straight walled.  If you look at my bullets there are no lube grooves in them because I can not make lubed grooves in a Corbin die.

    If you want to make a pellet/slug that is diabolo shaped or have lube grooves you need a die that splits open.  Corbin dies do no open, they push the pellet out the die so the direction it is being pushed has the to have the widest diameter.

    Corbin quality is excellent but besides a press and die you will need something to cut the wire, sizers if you need to size for different guns and strong arms.  We use hydraulic presses which takes a lot of the work out.  You would be a manual press and takes a lot more effort to make the pellets/slugs.

    It will costs thousands of dollars to get just a little bit of tooling, press and other tools needed.  Just be sure you are someone dedicated and enjoys that type of thing before forking over that kind of money.

    I am here to help though if you need it.

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    yukoncat
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    I'm aware of the straight wall design, and the expense.

    What I'm interested in is if anyone has done any extensive accuracy testing with them.

     

     

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    Almeidaken
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    Well, yukoncat NSA is an example that closely relates to Corbin style projectiles. So you can consider them as a benchmark. 

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    nielsenammo
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    They are not close to Corbin, they are Corbin.  Corbin makes all my tooling.  As far as accuracy you will have to break that down for gun to gun.  I made mistakes in the beginning and you may buy dies and punches that do not produce accurate ammo for a given gun.  This is an adventure for someone who enjoys the challenge, has the time and has plenty of cash.  If not, I would suggest casting if you want to make your own ammo.  Swaging is superior for small bullets which are difficult to cast well.

     

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