As far as I know, that is the only tool of its kind in use. I did a lot of research before I built it to see if I could find a yes or no as to if it had been tried or would work but came up with a big fat zero. Common sense told me that it should work, so I built it.That's pretty interesting Ron, but what is the setup that you're using? I've worked on computer control software for various CNC machines, but have only a passing introduction to the tool itself.
Are you using the lathe as a type of vice? I see the ram that's forcing the grease into the barrel, but I can't see what's between the ram and the muzzle. Is that a commonly used tool or is it a special arrangement made up just for this job?
Well, when I built the thing I looked up the clamping force of the 3/4 x 16 TPI thread in the Machinerys Handbook and according to that the clamping force is 26,000 PSI with grade 8 bolts. So I guess you could apply that to PSI. I have pressed out dozens of bullets and cases with it and so far nothing has beet it.Very interesting, thanks much for sharing.
Any idea how many PSI was involved there to move that case?
Very nice indeed! Thanks for posting about your inventive tool.As far as I know, that is the only tool of its kind in use. I did a lot of research before I built it to see if I could find a yes or no as to if it had been tried or would work but came up with a big fat zero. Common sense told me that it should work, so I built it.
Here's a link that explains how the tool is made and used:
Look-see. Dunno if you Mercans can buy them. I don't think your gubberment and Norinco are playing well together right now.I didn't know Norinco makes a .50cal for export, so I had to start looking around.
Do you know if this was a NSG-50 .50, the barrel and receiver doesn't look like the M99/M99B.