Lapua Scenar – a good hunting bullet?

I’ve been using Scenar bullets for target shooting from day one and I’m really happy with the results.
Some time ago I started wondering if they are also suitable for hunting applications, even Lapua stated they are simply non-hunting bullets.
After some research online, it looks like many people are happy with the results.

The Scenars are not just a small hollow point at the tip of the bullet, but because of Lapua’s intention for a high ballistic coefficient, they made them longer, without actually being heavier.
The result is a significant empty space below the jacket at the front:  

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DIY Case Lube

Sizing the body of bottleneck cases requires lube so the case won’t stick into the die.
The lubrication is pretty straight forward using lube pad. But it’s annoying, time wasting, can’t use on a progressive press and requires washing after sizing.

How about making this process much easier and actually suitable for a progressive press?
It’s not a new concept of course, but when I started searching for a solution, the materials wasn’t available in my area and I struggled a bit before finding a solution.

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3D Printed Bullet Feeder Tutorial and price breakdown

In reloading, especially when talking about pistol calibers, speed is everything.
If your shooting rate is high, automatization pays back really fast. But the initial investment sometimes is way too high.
Depends on the brand, but you can go from a single stage press and a set of dies for around 100-120€ total, to several thousands for a progressive press with full automation.

In this post I’ll share a 3D project for a bullet feeder I found online and what I used to make it fully functional.

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FMJ vs Copper Plated Bullets – what’s the difference?

When talking pistol bullets, there are two main types on the market – Full Metal Jacket and Copper Plated bullets.
So why they both exists, what’s the difference and which one is for you?
We’ll try to cover these questions in this post.

In order to make a comparison, we’ll use two particular famous bullets from LOS manufacturer – 9mm 124gr FMJ and 9mm 123gr Copper Plated.

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