Uniforming Pellets Using Reloading Equipment

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    AirgunBill
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    As you guys might have seen in the hunting section I found a caliber and pellet that works well for groundhogs. The pellet that worked well was the .22 cal. Eun Jin 28.5 round nose but it has a larger head at 5.60 mm and an even larger skirt. As an result they are very hard to insert into the Condor breech. I was thinking if I had any reloading equipment that could uniform my pellets of swage them down. I ended up using a neck bushing to uniform with and an neck expander to push it through in the reloading press. I did load a few and shot them into my indoor trap and while snug them all went in the beech well. Now to go to the field and do accuracy testing. The video shows the equipment and process. Bill

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    ajshoots
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    I have been using Lee bullet sizing dies and a press to size and uniform my pellets for awhile now. Actually started because of how oversized .25 cal eunjin 43gr pellets were. I have had great success and now I size all my pellets.

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    AirgunBill
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    “ajshoots”I have been using Lee bullet sizing dies and a press to size and uniform my pellets for awhile now. Actually started because of how oversized .25 cal eunjin 43gr pellets were. I have had great success and now I size all my pellets.

    
I figured there was something out there in the reloading or airgun world that air gunners might be using. Aj I looked at the Lee Lube and Sizing KIt in use on YouTube and wondered if have a flat pushing rod might deform or squash the pellet skit as it pushed it through the die. I like the way my tapered neck expander pushed on the inside of the skirt to push on the pellet. If one could put a nice taper to a round point on the Lee push piece it might work better. What do you think or is it not a problem in your experience. Bill

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    ajshoots
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    The flat rod does absolutely no damage to a pellet or bullet. I had the same concern but decided to try it anyways after getting no replies from the forums if it would work or not.

    The pellet self centers as it enters the die, so it stays aligned on the push rod. I do take precautions and hold the pellets on the rod till it enters. I do go easy and never try to just ram em through.

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    AirgunBill
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    Aj if I may ask some more questions what die size were you using to size the .25 cal Eun Jin pellets. Did you end up having  Lee make you a custom size die. Also what rifle were you shooting the Eun Jins 25’s. And if you are sizing .22 calibers the same questions. Thanks Bill

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    ajshoots
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    All my dies are Lee Customs as they don’t offer any sizes that work for airgun pellets in there standard dies.

    I use .250″ for .25cal eunjin pellets as well as jsb’s both kings and heavies.

    In .22 I shoot jsb monsters and size to .218″

    .30 I size 44gr jsb’s to .300″.

    These are the die sizes I need for my particular barrels. I slug my bores to get the needed die size. I size to actual groove diameter per barrel.

    The .25 eunjins are shot from my custom .25 marauder. I shoot the eunjins at 860fps. It actually gets alittle more accurate at 900fps, but the shot count is very low. 860 gives me good accuracy but an improved shot count.

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    ajshoots
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    http://www.airgunnation.com/topic/pellet-resizing

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    AirgunBill
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    Aj thanks for the link to the post on pellet sizing. I had actually earlier today push the Eun Jin .22 cal. 28.5 grain and a JSB 18.13 through my Condor barrel all the way from the breech out the muzzle. I just started to read the post on the topic and I will see what I can learn. Thank Again Bill

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    badammo
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    If you want a push rod that is perfectly shaped to your pellets put some J-B weld on the end of the rod and insert it into a lightly greased pellet. I have been doing something similar with cast bullet seaters for my reloading equipment.

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