I will let you know when i get my machine back for the 120 grain. I do have 5000 cores ready to swage these 95s.Btw, today is my birthday too. Happy birthday.
Nick drove up to the shop about a month ago to test these bullets at our test range. He had various weights in both 3570 and 3580. It was instantly obvious that the 3580 diameter bullets out performed the 3570 in the accuracy department; this was true for all weights.All the test bullets had dished bases, I suggested to Nick to make them flat based for the Slayer to avoid damage to the base from handling and to make sure the probe would push them completely past the transfer port. Nick had a new base die made and now we the flat base versions. I sent our Pro Staff member, Claudio of Patagonia Airguns Chile, some 105 and 140 grns to test. Here are his results with the 140 gn in the Slayer....I have done extensive testing with the 95 gn out to 400 yards. I have made 4 consecutive hits on a 6" steel plate that measured just under 4"! Corbin, the manufacturer of the dies and presses for swaged ammo, makes the claim that the swaged bullet will have superior roundness and center of gravity compared to cast. I don't know if this is always true but the consistency of these are excellent. When Nick was here for testing we did some tethered chrony testing. We found that the swaged had roughly 4% less velocity than their equivalent cast counterparts. Although they were slower, the shot to shot consistency was alway within 2-3 fps. Swaged designs have more overall drag but seem to be more consistent in velocity than cast. Like all things, there are compromises.One note about the 95 and 105 gn in the Slayer. It has been reported that these very short bullets may slide back over the transfer port during the probe retracting cycle and cause inconsistent velocities. I have not experienced this but one of my customers has. The Slayer's chamber was designed for longer bullets and these short ones do not engage the rifling leade when chambered, they sit about .1" behind the lead and are only held in the chambers by a very slight friction which makes it possible to move back over the transfer port if the muzzle is pointed up. One solution is to carry muzzle down when possible. We are looking at redesigning the chamber dimensions to make this possibility impossible. I must say, the 95s at 1100 fps are deadly accurate and get to the target extremely fast; the resulting sonic wiz out to the targets past 200 yards is quite amusing as well.Tom