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How to start a lead GP bullet

I'm using a Hornady GP bullet but the start is so tight that I tend to damage the tip of the bullet with the ramrod getting it started. Any suggestions?
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Re: How to start a lead GP bullet

you need the short starter and then just smack it in then use your ramrod.
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Re: How to start a lead GP bullet

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I'm using a Hornady GP bullet but the start is so tight that I tend to damage the tip of the bullet with the ramrod getting it started. Any suggestions?
These, or a reasonable facsimile.

GPB Jag

I bought two, one for the short starter, and one for the RR.

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Re: How to start a lead GP bullet

Would that work on a .54 cal? I don't see that size on the site
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Re: How to start a lead GP bullet

Maybe try it, and worst case, take a dremel to the inside if it is a tad small at the shoulder?

Only issue, it wouldn't work with a normal patch for an after shot swab. Jag would be .03-.04" smaller. It would need a thicker patch to work, like a thicker denim or flannel.

Not a high price to at least try one?

There also is a 54 bullet Jag on evilbay, but doesnt have the pin inside to keep the hollowpoint squared up.
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Awesome, thanks!
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Re: How to start a lead GP bullet

I asked Hornady about the .50 and they said it would damage the ogive on the .54. Probably will give the one on EBay a shot.
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