Does Lapua still drill their flash holes?

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  1. chromatica

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    In Modern Advancements. Vol II, Bryan says that Lapua drills all of their flash holes instead of punching them. I have heard rumblings that this has recently changed. I currently use Lapua .260 cases. Does anyone know if Lapua currently drills their flash holes?
     
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  3. MattPeetz

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    No
     
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  4. MSS

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    They are punched.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    +1
     
  6. mikecr

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    Pretty sure it's Norma that drills them
     
  7. hogpatrol

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    Brass would be $250 a box of 100 if the primer holes were drilled. They're all punched.
    Drill motor would need to be running 30,000 RPM.
     
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    Shooting groups, has anyone ever measured the results on paper with the only variable being a flash hole with a hanging chad?
    Ben
     
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    I thought a hanging chad only had to do w/losing
    an election. LDS
     
  10. chromatica

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    Bryan wrote an entire chapter on the subject in Modern Advancements in Long-range Shooting Vol II. It can make a difference.
     
  11. 6ShotsOr5?

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    Drilling flash holes, eh? Frackin’ Canadians still drill & frac their gas holes.
     
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