So I have no idea why every one says that Lapua drills their flash holes rather than punching them. I would actually like to know why. I listened to the episode where Kevin Thomas for Lapua USA was interviewed on this podcast, Ep8 and in it he clearly stated that they tried drilling flash holes but went back to stamping them. IN short Lapua does not drill their flash holes. They stamp them out with a punch. He talks about it 23min into the podcast episode 8. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reloading-show-personal-armament/id382155000?mt=2 If this is a hot topic please try to keep it civil.