Am I NuTz? Need Opinions on Monolithic Bullets
The sight modification thing alone is not going to cut it as a business. However, I do want to make this work.
I was looking at bullets for reloading the Mosin-Nagant yesterday. Most .30 caliber bullets are .308", but MNs take .311 diameter bullets.
I'm going to be casting for them, no doubt -- but I'd like something more.
I got to looking at what is manufactured by whom, and I could find no monolithic copper bullets in .311", just .308".
I'm going to talk to a machinist, if I can find one who knows guns, about making a fixture that would allow me to either turn or swage copper (I do not know how much pressure I would need to swage, but it's likely a lot. I'll likely turn them).
Now, done right, these will be precision bullets. I'll have a flat nose on them as well so they'll have a bit of terminal performance for coyotes and such.
Besides being loadable in the MN, the SKS, AK47, .303 Enfield, and several others take this size bullet.
The one I'm basing things on will be optimized for a 1:9.5" twist, but depending upon jig manufacturing costs, I may make some that are a bit shorter and a bit longer as well. this would give the approximate lengths of 147grn, 180grn, and 200grn bullets.
Now, I need to gauge interest. These things would cleanly take coyote.
I need to know if there's interest, though. If I go to the trouble to set this up and sell them beside my sights so I can actually start operating as a business, would there be continued interest in them?
Is it better to live by a corrupt society's standards rather than face persecution for not doing the same? This is the dilemma we now face. We must hold fast to our convictions as we confront this dilemma. Knowing one's self goes a long way in the crisis. - Me