Similar experience. Had an AR pinned etc and it wasn’t cheap. At the time though they were the only game in town. Tried getting in touch with Tier 1 Defense a bunch of times but he never responded. Seems like more smiths are available now vs peak COVID (April) when I had this work done
Ok, been readying up on sizing and lubing.. These casted boolits i have are measuring .355-.357. The sizing die kits are .358, wont these bullets just pretty much fall through the die? Seems the bullets should be casted at .359-.360 to be pushed and swaged through a .358 die? What am i missing here.
next question. The lee alox lube wil never fill these deep wide grooves in these bullets.. Do the grooves have to be filled all the way like commercial bought bullets? What are the groove rings for? Just to hold lube? Seems these bullets with deep and wide groove rings really need the pan caked method to be able to completely fill the grooves?