Cutright wrote:Sorry about that. I ordered the Tubbs CWS ($40). I read that with a file you can get it to where the upper will open, so I figured I would give it a try. I figured that this would work out cheaper for me do to lack of tools and knowledge!
It would seem to me that if you removed the flange, there will be nothing to prevent the carrier weight from going forward. However, you could glue it in place like the process in the original article on the 1st page of this thread. You could still remove the slug. Regarding those slugs. They will be too long also. Grinding and filing the SS one while an arduous task, will pale in difficulty compared to the tungsten one. That stuff is one of the Hardest
materials out there. It'll make a fool of a common file. To me, it would be the better of the two slugs as its weight, combined with the insert, will come close to a pure lead slug.
If you can cancel that order, I'll cast and machine a pure lead slug for you to glue in, for the price of postage. If it's too late and you wind up going with the SS slug, so that you can grind/file it down, I will buy the tungsten one from you to help offset the cost of the project. I could use it for a project of my own.
Commander, I'm not ignoring your question. I don't want to discuss ballistics and stopping power in this thread. If you want to start one elsewhere, I'm sure it would garner some participation.