Modifying A Bullet For Easier Feeding

    James at BBTI is a fan of the Buffalo Bore 340gr .44 Magnum load but it does not feed well in his lever action. His first attempt at modifying the (loaded) bullets was to use a rasp. He now uses a large pencil sharpener and the results look pretty good

    So I’m just now getting back to the experiment. Fortunately, someone over on Facebook made a suggestion which proved to be just about perfect:  use a pencil sharpener. Specifically, one designed for the larger style of carpenter’s pencils.

    The first one I found here at home didn’t work. But my wife remembered an older (and cheaper) one she had and dug it out for me. I gave it a try, and here’s the result:


    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!