Making Your Dummies Safe!
When making your own dummy cartridges for practice and training, it’s important to make such fake cartridges clearly distinguishable from live ones. Failure to do so (via accidentally mixing in live rounds at a later date) could be disastrous.
A favorite method of making dummies easily distinguishable is to drill a large, gaping hole right through both sides of the dummy case. But brass is surprising hard (and smooth and rounded, leading to bit skip), so drilling such a hole is not nearly so simple as it seems.
This video addresses the challenge of drilling a hole side-ways through empty brass cases, showing a simple method I use for doing so.
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