April 16, 2012, 02:23 PM
April 16, 2012, 02:23 PM
April 16, 2012, 02:49 PM
Nothing like some homemade bling.
April 16, 2012, 03:08 PM
I just sit there and look at em.
April 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
Thankfully, my wife prefers these to jewelry.
Never understood how I got so lucky......
bling "a" is with flash, bling "b" is with a light softener/filter I'm playin with....on the hopes of getting some better gun pics....notably her new kimber.
April 16, 2012, 03:35 PM
I like looking at the boxes stacked in my gunsafe.
But for me, that represents preparation.
April 16, 2012, 10:50 PM
Ahhhh!!! Bullet porn & I looked! :what:
April 17, 2012, 12:11 PM
Nuthin' looks better than "bullet bling" at the gun range, even the firearms seem to enjoy it too! Nice looking' cartridges guys!!
April 29, 2012, 03:04 AM
more playing with the lights.....
May 13, 2012, 10:58 AM
Some 44mag 200gr GDHP. This thread is really handy for posting test pics !
May 13, 2012, 01:22 PM
Purdy pics folks......
June 18, 2012, 06:55 PM
June 18, 2012, 07:51 PM
June 18, 2012, 08:59 PM
I have brass envy...
June 18, 2012, 09:14 PM
Wow. love your stuff blarby, but walkalong's 357 brass, wow.
Thanks, and great thread, now I gotta take pics of my ammo too? hehehhee
\/ HOLY CATS! that's a phone, blarby??? dangg good job lol
June 19, 2012, 12:16 AM
I love bullet porn. As stated, this is a great thread for testing pics and lighting out.
Pin tumbling then CC, walkies ?
Or just long CC with polish ?
@ bbud : He's lucky...hes got an actual decent camera. I'm doing what I can with shader and lighting on a phone :) But YES, take pics of your ammo, and post 'em here !
June 19, 2012, 07:32 AM
Or just long CC with polish Yes.
June 19, 2012, 10:36 AM
Don’t get me started.
I’m a sucker for ‘Bullet Porn’, love to see nicely crafted ammo.
Some of you guys really put the time into making cartridges with ‘eye appeal’ to match performance.
I can’t compete…but try to make ammo that is decent.
June 19, 2012, 12:39 PM
COP's make great bullet pics, as do those ballistic silver tips, even the round ones :)
One of the easiest ways to get them to look better, is put them underneath a warm glowy lamp, and turn off any auto-flash on your camera :)
June 19, 2012, 01:34 PM
Flint, what caliber is that?
June 19, 2012, 02:49 PM
Flint, what caliber is that?
540 grain WLNGC Piledriver: :D
June 19, 2012, 03:26 PM
Blinding shiney brass will bring a tear to the eye of even the hardest hearted reloader.
June 19, 2012, 06:45 PM
Ah, thanks! I was trying to place it in the handgun world.
June 20, 2012, 02:37 AM
Ok I am about to jump into reloading (hopefully), and had NO intention of caring how shiny my brass was until I looked at this post. GGRRRRR!!! Out of unhealthy curiosity, without a tumbler, what are some recommendations for polishing? Never-dull / brasso? Super-überfine polishing compound?
June 20, 2012, 08:07 AM
Here's some more... my first fifty handloaded .44 magnums.
June 20, 2012, 02:24 PM
NEVER use Brasso ! The ammonia in it will weaken the brass, use Nu Finish, or just plain car wax in the tumbler. I use crushed walnut, add the wax and let it run, you can tell when its had enough, you can't see !! Ha
June 20, 2012, 07:03 PM
Wow thanks for the info on brasso. I had no idea! I'm pretty sure I've even heard of people using it for shells. Goes to show how bad of an idea it can be to just follow one persons advice from the 'interwebs' without doing your own research.
June 21, 2012, 01:20 AM
June 22, 2012, 08:44 AM
Thanks, blarby. Sadly, they're all gone now. Time to make some more!
I've heard "never use Brasso" on a number of occasions, but last winter, when I was in my reloading research phase, I read two editions of "ABCs", the 2011 C Rodney James one, and the 1974 edition edited by Dean Grennell. Grennell wrote that he polished his brass with Brasso and didn't mention a problem with it. He said nothing about tumblers at all. Maybe those weren't developed yet?
September 9, 2012, 10:13 AM
Out of necessity. Apparently, those rounds of the perfect length for my bolt gun do not fit into weapons that require magazines. Apparently finding that solution which eeks that last little bit of accuracy from one weapon, prevents it from being used in another.... not ideal. So, stash a bunch of perfect ones for the bolt action, and then cue these...which work at 99% in the bolt action, but function in all weapons firing .308
These ended out at about 2.808. The OAL that puts the ogive in the sweet spot for my bolt action is about 2.865...not magazine friendly without a little tip snippin :barf:
September 9, 2012, 10:22 AM
Congrats on finding a good compromise, and nice shine!
September 9, 2012, 10:24 AM
Nice thing about nu-finish... not only does it leave a darling of a shine, it also leaves a protectant on there that blocks oxidization of all types from tip to tail. Works almost a year on cars housed outdoors... I have some bullets tumbled almost two years ago now that have the same finish I put them into the box with after tumbling.
When form meets function, that truly is a work of art.....
September 9, 2012, 10:38 AM
Dang, some nice shine on those brass cartridges!
+1 on using NuFinish for brass polish. I not only tumble brass with NuFinish but also tumble reloading dies to clean surface rust and polish them (I take apart the dies and tumble for 1-3 hours in fine grit walnut media). The residual NuFinish on the surface of brass keeps the brass from turning dark and dies from rusting for 6 months to 1 year+.
September 9, 2012, 02:14 PM
Joining Bullet Porn band wagon..... :-)
September 9, 2012, 02:26 PM
September 9, 2012, 02:28 PM
223Rem Lapua Brass, 55gr & 80gr Hornady Amax
September 10, 2012, 01:48 AM
Ok, I'll play! :D
September 10, 2012, 03:14 AM
Sparkles and gleem where it matters...and NOT on vampires!