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I would look at hydraulics reshaping the bullet before dieseling. Rifling displaces lead, lead displaces lube, lube has to go somewhere. It’s going to push back on the lead and on the gas check. The result is a longer thinner cast bullet.

On that topic, as a kid I used to over-oil my Daisy on purpose, to get it to Diesel. When first over-oiled it didn’t diesel, or do much of anything. There was a sweet spot after several shots when there was not too much oil, and it would fire off, before it cleared itself out, and resumed normal operation.

Accuracy of the diesel’ed shots were awful, that is, more awful than usual for a 5″ smoothbore that cost $12.


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